Joseph Needham Quotes
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Our proper conclusion seems to me to be that the conceptual framework of Chinese associative or coordinative thinking was essentially something different from ththat of European causal and "legal" or nomothetic thinking. That it did not give rise to 17 -century theoretical science is no justification for calling it primitive.
Organization is not something fundamentally mystical and unamenable to scientific attack, but rather the basic problem confronting the biologist... It is for us to investigate the nature of this biological organization, not to abandon it to the metaphysicians because the rules of physics do not seem to apply to it.