All struggles Are essentially Power struggles. Who will rule, Who will lead, Who will define, refine, confine, design, Who will dominate. All struggles Are essentially Power struggles, And most are no more intellectual than two rams knocking their heads together.
"The Escalation programmers come from a completely different background, and the codebase is all STL this, boost that, fill-up-the-property list, dispatch the event, and delegate that. I had been harboring some suspicions that our big codebases might benefit from the application of some more of the various “modern” C++ design patterns, despite seeing other large game codebases suffer under them. I have since recanted that suspicion."john d. carmack
The result of [the] cumulative efforts to investigate the cell to investigate life at the molecular level is a loud, clear, piercing cry of ‘design!’ The result is so unambiguous and so significant that it must be ranked as one of the greatest achievements in the history of science. The discovery rivals those of Newton and Einstein, Lavoisier and Schrödinger, Pasteur, and Darwin. The observation of the intelligent design of life is as momentous as the observation that the earth goes around the sun.michael behe
The grand design of nature perceived broadly in four dimensions, including the forces that move the universe and created man, with special focus on evolution in our own biosphere, is something intrinsically good that it is right to preserve and enhance, and wrong to destroy and degrade.roger wolcott sperry
Nothing the greatest artist can conceive That every marble block doth not confine Within itself; and only its design The hand that follows intellect can achieve.c.1538 Quoted in Robert J Clements (ed) Michelangelo: A Self- Portrait (1968).
Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance.Chapter 26. (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759))
Systems science is the ordered arrangement of knowledge acquired from the study of systems in the observable world, together with the application of this knowledge to the design of man-made systems.Philip M'Pherson (1974). A perspective on systems science and systems philosophy. Futures, 6, p. 229
Modern industrial design has advanced at a rapid pace during the last ten years. Its successes are no longer confined to objects which, like automobiles and airplanes, are themselves the product of new conditions. Modern design has also begun to conquer the traditional arts, and the feeling for abstract form, first expressed in our time in the works of Picasso , Braque , Brancusi , Duchamps-Villon in Europe, or Stieglitz , Benton , and Storrs for example in the United States, has finally entered architecture and the decorative arts.Lewis Mumford (1930) "Culture and Machine Art." in: Modern American design. R.L. Leonard, & ?C.A. Glassgold (eds.), ?American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen. p. 9
If we think about things having multiple lives, cradle to cradle, we could design things that can go back to either nature or back to industry forever.William McDonough (2008) "William McDonough: Godfather of Green" WNYC Studio 360, 18 March 2008)
Conceptual models are best thought of as design-tools a way for designers to straighten out and simplify the design and match it to the users' task-domain, thereby making it clearer to users how they should think about the application.Jeff Johnson, ?Austin Henderson (2012) Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design. p. 20
As the size of software systems increases, the algorithms and data structures of the computation no longer constitute the major design problems. When systems are constructed from many components, the organization of the overall system the software architecture presents a new set of design problems. This level of design has been addressed in a number of ways including informal diagrams and descriptive terms, module interconnection languages, templates and frameworks for systems that serve the needs of specific domains, and formal models of component integration mechanisms.David Garlan and Mary Shaw (1993). "An introduction to software architecture." Advances in software engineering and knowledge engineering Vol 1. p. 1-40. Abstract
Most loss of life and property has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures, mostly of brick and other masonry. ... There is progress of California toward building new construction according to earthquake-resistant design. We would have less reason to ask for earthquake prediction if this was universal.Charles Richter in: Earthquake information bulletin, Volume 12, Issue 1, The Geological Survey, 1980, p.8
Enterprise Engineering is the collection of those tools and methods which one can use to design and continually maintain an enterprise.Peter Bernus, ?Laszlo Nemes, ?Günter Schmidt (eds.) Handbook on Enterprise Architecture. 2003. p. 22; Cited in: Dennis F.X. Mathaisel (2007) Sustaining the Military Enterprise. p. 69
Punishment is intended for example; but a person insane can have no design; and to punish him can be no example.Lord Swinton, Kinloch's Case (1795), 25 How. St. Tr. 1001.
Once we know what we need to do, our nanotechnologies should enable us to construct replacement bodies and brains that won't be constrained to work at the crawling pace of "real time." The events in our computer chips already happen millions of times faster than those in brain cells. Hence, we could design our "mind-children" to think a million times faster than we do. To such a being, half a minute might seem as long as one of our years, and each hour as long as an entire human lifetime.Marvin Minsky (1994) Will Robots Inherit the Earth? in Scientific American
Nature expresses a design of love and truth.In Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate (29 June 2009)
If God is watching us, as some believers suggest, as though we were a television show and God had a lot of free time, the deity would surely be bemused by how dumbed-down devotion has sometimes become in this so-called modern era. How might an omnipotent being with the long view of history respond to those who visit the traveling exhibit of a grilled-cheese sandwich , sold on eBay, that is said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary? It certainly argues against intelligent design , or at least intelligent design in humans .Anna Quindlen, in Newsweek, Volumes 146-147, p.228