„The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.“

—  Carl Sagan, kniha Cosmos

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Kontext: The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. Information distilled over 4 billion years of biological evolution. Incidentally, all the organisms on the Earth are made essentially of that stuff. An eyedropper full of that liquid could be used to make a caterpillar or a petunia if only we knew how to put the components together.

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americký astrofyzik, kosmolog a pedagog 1934 - 1996

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