Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. It combines the best features of that primitive form of cricket known asTip-and-Run with those of lawn tennis, Puss-in-the-corner and Handel's Messiah.
Just as Banaras is a prototype for sacred India , her sacred Features are prototypes for the divine roles of the city as a whole. Foremost among these Features are the Ganga and the two famous cremation grounds ( Shmashans ) along her banks. Pilgrims commonly say that Banaras is like the Mother Ganga, who accepts and purifies anyone and anything that come to her and transforms them into herself… each of these Features, - the Ganga, the Shmashans and the city as a whole – functions as a kind of cosmic sink, a sacred dumping ground…
Reading is not a straightforward linear movement, a merely cumulative affair: our initial speculations generate a frame of reference within which to interpret what comes next, but what comes next may retrospectively transform our original understanding, highlighting some Features of it and backgrounding others.terry eagleton
I view the major Features of my own odyssey as a set of mostly fortunate contingencies. I was not destined by inherited mentality or family tradition to become a paleontologist. I can locate no tradition for scientific or intellectual careers anywhere on either side of my eastern European Jewish background. […] I view my serious and lifelong commitment to baseball in entirely the same manner: purely as a contingent circumstance of numerous, albeit not entirely capricious, accidents.stephen jay gould
Cultural freedom is in special danger today because so much of our life has been politicized. … With governments which are popular and free, but which allow political sanction to pressures building up against certain types of cultural expression, … the pressure … moves to condemn on grounds which are social and political, and its desire is for uniformity, standardization, consolidation, and all the other Features of Gleichschaltung, as it moves to protect from criticism and even from realistic depiction something over which people have become politically excited. In our American experience, these pressures have been largely social.richard weaver
MediaWiki is a useful tool for supporting group collaboration but when we apply it to the academic setting, we need to consider and adapt some Features to match the needs of the classroom environment, which requires mandatory collaborative writing.
The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens ('wise man'). In any case it's an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident Features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.terry pratchett
But of good household Features her person was made, Nor by faction cry'd up nor of censure afraid, And her beauty was rather for use than parade.Matthew Prior
The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble. It therefore becomes desirable that approximate practical methods of applying quantum mechanics should be developed, which can lead to an explanation of the main Features of complex atomic systems without too much computation.paul dirac
[H]istorians often do not mention the truly important Features of daily life, like games, concentrating instead on tedious political maneuvering.
The purpose of formulating [a] conflict as a game is not that of resolving the conflict by 'solving the game.' It is that of displaying the structure of the conflict and thereby exposing Features of it that may be concealed by rhetoric. In particular, appreciation of the peculiar structure of some of the so-called mixed—motive conflicts represented nonzero-sum games may change the conflicting parties' perception of their situation.Anatol Rapoport
The unphilosophical and philosophical attitudes can be very sharply distinguished (with scarcely any intermediate forms) by the fact that the first accepts everything that happens as regards its general form, and finds occasion for surprise only in that special content by which something that happens here today differs from what happened there yesterday; whereas for the second, it is precisely the common Features of all experience, such as characterise everything we encounter, which are the primary and most profound occasion for astonishment.erwin schrödinger
Design bugs are often subtle and occur by evolution with early assumptions being forgotten as new Features or uses are added to systems.fernando j. "corby" corbató
We humans have many vestigial Features proving that we evolved. The most famous is the appendix.jerry coyne
Consciousness even in my sleep changes primary colors. The Features of my face melt like a wax doll in the fire. And who can consent to see in the mirror the mere face of man?czesław miłosz
It is for homely Features to keep home. They had their name thence.john milton
We realize, however, that all scientific laws merely represent abstractions and idealizations expressing certain aspects of reality . Every science means a schematized picture of reality, in the sense that a certain conceptual construct is unequivocally related to certain Features of order in reality;
We conclude that given the current and foreseeable state of technology the content protection Features of DRM are not effective at combating piracy.
The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble. It therefore becomes desirable that approximate practical methods of applying quantum mechanics should be developed, which can lead to an explanation of the main Features of complex atomic systems without too much computation.
Fascism, at any rate the German version, is a form of capitalism that borrows from Socialism just such Features as will make it efficient for war purposes.george orwell
That is the great strength of PASCAL, that there are so few unnecessary Features and almost no need for subsets. That is why the language is strong enough to support specialized extensions--Concurrent PASCAL for real time work, PASCAL PLUS for discrete event simulation, UCSD PASCAL for microprocessor work stations.
To highlight and accentuate their eyes, cheeks, noses and other Features, all dancers, male and female, wear makeup when they are onstage.
There exists at present a living body, which is my body... I am one of those philosophers who have held that that ‘the Common Sense view of the world’ is in certain fundamental Features, wholly true. George Edward Moore, in “A Defense of Common Sense” quoted in The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid p.319
Devotion to God is a specific religious attitude and sentiment , the essential Features of which are faith , love , and trust in God.