Thursday Quote Du Jour: Nature is no dummy

by Janie Jones

I stumbled upon this quote, in all places, on the lid of my yogurt

Nature is pleased with simplicity.  And nature is no dummy. 

-Issac Newton

 

Now, any one who believed nature to be simple, much less pleased with simplicity, has never studied Biochemistry.  Nothing in how nature works at the microscopic/molecular level is simple.  It’s actually quite astounding how complicated the things are that we observe as the simple color blue, eating a ripe apple, or even just breathing.  It may appear simple because we are only seeing the outcome of a million things happening “behind the scenes,” as it were, to make these things possible and we have grown up taking them for granted.  But, I assure you my friends these simple actions are not simple at all.

So, sorry Mr. Newton.  Had you known about Biochemistry you would not have felt this way about nature loving simplicity.  But you were most definitely right in that she is no dummy.

By the way, I actually did well on my first Biochem test.  I’m no mother nature, but not so much a dummy either.  I was a nice four points above the average.  While my teacher was disappointed with what she felt was a low average, in a tough subject that gets the short end of the the homework time stick, I was pleased to be above average, even if just by four measly points.

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