Why We Can't Have A Grand, Unified Theory Of Life, The Universe And Everything
"Thinkers in the grip of the Newtonian picture of science want a general basis for general phenomena. Life isn't like that. Unity fails at both ends. To understand the fundamental processes that go on in living things - mitosis, meiosis, inheritance, development, respiration, digestion and many, many more - you need a vast ensemble of models, differing on a large number of details."
The New York Times 09/18/13