Defective Quotes (4 quotes)
Archimedes constructing his circle pays with his life for his defective biological adaptation to immediate circumstances.
Looking back over the geological record it would seem that Nature made nearly every possible mistake before she reached her greatest achievement Manor perhaps some would say her worst mistake of all. ... At last she tried a being of no great size, almost defenseless, defective in at least one of the more important sense organs; one gift she bestowed to save him from threatened extinctiona certain stirring, a restlessness, in the organ called the brain.
[Lord of the Rings] is a piece of literature, and not real history. Its economics, science, artefacts, religion, and philosophy are defective, or at least sketchy.
[There was] in some of the intellectual leaders a great aspiration to demonstrate that the universe ran like a piece of clock-work, but this was was itself initially a religious aspiration. It was felt that there would be something defective in Creation itselfsomething not quite worthy of Godunless the whole system of the universe could be shown to be interlocking, so that it carried the pattern of reasonableness and orderliness. Kepler, inaugurating the scientists quest for a mechanistic universe in the seventeenth century, is significant herehis mysticism, his music of the spheres, his rational deity demand a system which has the beauty of a piece of mathematics.