I love this line from this slide deck describing the apparent philosophy of the design of biological processes: "Never refactor if you can incrementally add another mechanism, no matter how complicated."
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- By the way, that deck is a teaser for an upcoming class "Biochemistry for Computer Scientists" that will be taught by Googler Joseph Hellerstein.Sep 1, 2013
- ...and when it doesn't work go extinct :-)Sep 1, 2013
- I liked the question: "Could Nature Get Hired as Software Engineers?" And "Cons: Long Design Cycles" :)Sep 2, 2013
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