April 11, 2004

Of an Organic Nature

I've always accused certain things in life of being organic, and I never really understood why until now...

In The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin cites the Latin canon, "Natura non facit saltum," which I should have been able to translate myself, except I didn't know the word saltum.

It means "nature makes no leap" and that makes so much sense. The things that I've accused of being organic, or natural in this case, have always been gradual, as opposed to sharp, dynamic, or discontinuous changes. Changes must be slow, but more so continuous and gradual. You can have really fast changes, they're just unlikely. So long as they're continuous, that's organic.

Anything else would be uncivilized and featured in an episode of Beast Machines (awesome series, I less than three Mainframe).

Posted by Mark Canlas at April 11, 2004 03:52 PM