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.
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
Anarchism does not mean bloodshed; it does not mean robbery, arson, etc. These monstrosities are, on the contrary, the characteristic Features of capitalism. Anarchism, or Socialism, means the re-organization of society upon scientific principles and the abolition of causes which produce vice and crime.
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 very essence of mass communication theory is a simple but all-embracing expression of technological determinism, since the essential Features depend on what certain technologies have made possible, certain technologies have made possible, especially the following: communication at a distance, the multiplication and simultaneous distribution of diverse ‘messages’, the enormous capacity and speed of carriers, and the limitations on response. There is no escaping the implication that public communication as practised in modern societies is profoundly shaped by these general Features
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
All visible objects, man, are but aspasteboard masks.But in each eventin the living act, the undoubted deedthere, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its Features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask!Herman Melville
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
Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the Features, good and bad, of judge-made law.a. v. dicey
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
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
All life on earth - everything from bacteria to mushrooms to hippos - shares an astonishing range of detailed biochemical similarities, including the structure of heredity in DNA and RNA , and the universal use of ATP as an energy-storing compound. Two possible scenarios, with markedly different implications for the nature of life, might explain these regularities: either all earthly life shares these Features because no other chemistry can work, or these similarities only record the common descent of all organisms on earth from a single origin that happened to feature this chemistry as one possibility among many.stephen jay gould
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
The Ridge is crowned by Christ Church, which was built in 1857. The stately yellow edifice Features tall, arched stained-glass windows surrounded by a fresco designed by Rudyard Kipling’s father. Inside, tablets commemorate British officers and citizens of the colonial period.
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;
Patience and perseverance are never more thoroughly Christian graces than when Features of prayer.
Christ plays in ten thousand places, Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his To the Father through the Features of men's faces.
'Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures; And all are to be sold, if you consider Their passions, and are dext'rous; some by Features Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash but all have prices, From crowns to kicks, according to their vices.lord byron
One of the most distinctive Features of the current regime under which we live is the prominence of heterosexuality and homosexuality as central, organizing categories of thought, behaviour, and erotic subjectivity. The rise to dominance of those categories represents a relatively recent and culturally specific development, yet it has left little trace in our consciousness of its novelty. As a result, not only do we have a hard time understanding the logic at work in other historical cultures' organizations of sex and gender, but we have an even harder time understanding our own experiences of sexuality that are not universal.
Strife and love. Are they the workings of one mind? The Features of the same face?
The business deal is one analogy that captures some Features of Caspian energy that a comparison with the 19th century Great Game leaves out: three others are also instructive .
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