„Is a virus a living organism? What is a gene, and how does the original genetic constitution of a living organism express itself in the developed characteristics of the adult? Do complex protein molecules "know how" to reduplicate their pattern, and is this an essential clue to the problem of reproduction of living creatures? All these are certainly complex problems, but they are not problems of disorganized complexity, to which statistical methods hold the key. They are all problems which involve dealing simultaneously with a sizable number of factors which are interrelated into an organic whole. They are all, in the language here proposed, problems of organized complexity.“

—  Warren Weaver, p. 537
Warren Weaver
1894 - 1978

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„Complex problems do not demand complex solutions.“

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—  Lotfi A. Zadeh Electrical engineer and computer scientist 1921 - 2017
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„To organize Anarchy, is the problem which the revolutionists have and will eternally have to resolve.“

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„The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the US is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems.“

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