Like Clockwork. . .

“We have become so used to the atomistic machine [i.e.: the living world is just a complex machine] view of the world that originated with Descartes that we have forgotten that it is a metaphor. We no longer think, as Descartes did, that the world is like a clock. We think it is a clock.” (Lewontin, “Biology as Ideology,” 1992, pg. 15).

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