The same law of development presides over the vegetable kingdom. ...where a special function is required for particular circumstances, nature has provided for it, not by a new organ, but by a modification of a common one, which she has effected in development.
An alternative device for the recovery of bacteria from large volumes of culture had become available by modification of a machine originally designed as a cream separator.1985 The Transforming Principle: Discovering that Genes Are Made of DN A.
The main activity of programming is not the origination of new independent programs, but in the integration, modification, and explanation of existing ones.terry winograd
It seems to me that, with but slight reserve and modification, we may apply to our departed friend his own pathetic and beautiful elegy upon another.samuel laman blanchard
As I conceive this doctrine to be a gross misrepresentation of the character and moral government of God, and to affect many other articles in the scheme of Christianity, greatly disfiguring and depraving it; I shall show, in a fuller manner than I mean to do with respect to any other corruption of Christianity, that it has no countenance whatever in reason, or the Scriptures; and, therefore, that the whole doctrine of atonement , with every modification of it, has been a departure from the primitive and genuine doctrine of Christianity.joseph priestley
A religious creed differs from a scientific theory in claiming to embody eternal and absolutely certain truth, whereas science is always tentative, expecting that modification in its present theories will sooner or later be found necessary, and aware that its method is one which is logically incapable of arriving at a complete and final demonstration.bertrand russell
Universal self which is beyond the universal modification of ‘Prakriti’ is what is called ‘Ishvara’, the Supreme Ruler, God .Swami Vivekananda, in p.180 (The Idealistic Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda)
Curiosity is inherent in man; and, in some measure, accompanies every degree of human understanding, and every modification of the mind . From the philosopher to the peasant , scarcely any one is found who is not desirous of information on one subject or the another; but this curiosity is directed to different objects, in different minds, in proportion to their degrees of elevation , or the extent of their previous improvements.John Bigland, in “Letters on the Study and Use of Ancient and Modern History”, p.18
I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free.Abraham Lincoln, letter to Horace Greeley. Aug. 22, 1862. See Raymond's History of Lincoln's Administration.
The main activity of programming is not the origination of new independent programs, but in the integration, modification, and explanation of existing ones.Terry Winograd (1991) "Beyond Programming Languages", in Artificial intelligence & software engineering, ed. Derek Partridge, p. 317
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