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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote  Sources on the internet attribute variations of this quotation to either the father, physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., or to the son, jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  Depending on the version, Holmes is said to have been willing to give his life (which sounded a bit extreme) or his right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.  See, e.g.:  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes,_Sr. and http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes,_Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Portrait   See:  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/Holmes_with_signature_cropped.jpg

cropped-Hubble-Ultra-Deep-Field-LkBmn1-Crop-15.jpgThe Hubble eXtreme Ultra Deep Field  These are galaxies from up to 13.2 billion light years away in a sliver of the sky less than 1/1,000th the area of the full moon.  See:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Ultra-Deep_Field

cropped-river-delta-landsat_art_lena_lrg.jpgLena River Delta  This is a Landsat image of the Siberian delta leading to the mouth of the 2,800 mile (4,400 km) Lena River.  See: http://archive.org/details/landsat_art_lena

cropped-worldwideweb.jpegWorld Wide Web   Network map traced by a computer program written by Barrett Lyon for his Opte Project.  See:  http://www.vlib.us/opte.org.jpg and http://www.opte.org/

cropped-nerve-cells-image_01.jpgNerve Networks  This fluorescent microscopic image of neurons shows nerve cell bodies with axons in red and nuclei in blue; the neurons in yellow, which create and release dopamine, deteriorate in patients with Parkinson’s disease.  Copyright: Laboratory of Xianmin Zeng, the Buck Institute.  See:    http://www.buckinstitute.org/zenglab

cropped-Large-scale-distribution-of-matter-seqB_063.jpgThe Large Scale Distribution of Matter in the Universe   A simulation based on the Millennium Run model of the evolved cosmos.  See:  http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/galform/millennium/seqB_063.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Run

cropped-Large-scale-distribution-of-dark-matter-in-universe.jpgThe Large Scale Distribution of Dark Matter in the Universe  A simulation based on observations by the MAGIC consortium of gamma ray telescopes.  See:  http://magic.mppmu.mpg.de/dm.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope)

cropped-hartverdrahtet_1280x720_12-640x360.jpgHartverdrahtet by Demoscene Passivist  This is an image from  a 3 minute video generated by code no bigger than 4096 bytes (less than an empty Word document) containing all the math needed to create this fractalverse.  See:   http://www.creativeapplications.net/windows/hartverdrahtet-infinite-complexity-in-4096-bytes/ and http://copypastaresearch.tumblr.com/

 

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