Frases para a Matrix/DNA: Sobre Padrões, Patterns

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( tem mais frases sobre patterns em https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pattern )

People want to see patterns in the world. It is how we evolved. We descended from those primates who were best at spotting the telltale pattern of a predator in the forest, or of food in the savannah. So important is this skill that we apply it everywhere, warranted or not.

  • Benoît Mandelbrot, in ‘The (Mis)Behavior of Markets (2004) co-written wiith Richard L. Hudson, Ch. 12, p. 245

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Two-of-something’ is just one example of a pattern, a very simple one. We can all think of other patterns, such as ‘three-of something’, or ‘on-top-of-something’ or ‘bigger-than-something’. We all know how this works. The point we don’t think about too often that patterns are very real but they are not part of the material world. We forget this, because we usually recognise patterns in connection with objects in the material world. We forget that the patterns themselves transcend the material world. The patterns are not material objects.

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The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism, i.e. they have their period of growth, of stationary, maximum activity and then of aging decline.

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What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher.

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Science traditionally takes the reductionist approach, saying that the collective properties of molecules, or the fundamental units of whatever system you’re talking about, are enough to account for all of the system’s activity. But this standard approach leaves out one very important additional factor, and that’s the spacing and timing of activity — its pattern or form. The components of any system are linked up in different ways, and these possible relationships, especially at the higher levels, are not completely covered by the physical laws for the elementary interactions between atoms and molecules. At some point, the higher properties of the whole begin to take over and govern the fate of its constituents.

  • Roger Wolcott Sperry, in “New Mindset on Consciousness” in Sunrise magazine (December 1987/January 1988)

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