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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Third Thing, D H Lawrence; David Suzuki: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts



The Third Thing 


Water is H20, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one,
But there is also a third thing, that makes it water
And nobody knows what that is.

The atom locks up two energies
But it is a third thing present which makes it an atom.


D.H. Lawrence


A passage from the personal foreword  by David Suzuki to Wisdom of the Elders, by Peter Knudtson and David Suzuki, 1992:

"While science yields powerful insights into isolated fragments of the world, the sum total of these insights is a disconnected, inadequate description of the whole. Ironically, scientists today are faced with the devastating possibility that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts."



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