Mihajlo D. Mesarovic Quote
In Nature organic growth proceeds according to a master plan, a blueprint. According to this master plan diversification among cells is determined by the requirements of the various organs; the size and shape of the organs and, therefore, their growth processes are determined by their function, which in turn depends on the needs of the whole organism.
Such a master plan is missing from the process of growth and development of the world system... The masterplan has yet to evolve through the existence of options by people who constitute the world-system.
p. 7 As cited in: Charles T. Rubin (1998) The Green Crusade: Rethinking the Roots of Environmentalism, p. 143 - Mankind at the Turning Point, (1974)