"To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging, and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest."
"Biosemiotics: a growing field of semiotics and biology that studies the production and interpretation of signs and codes in the biological realm. Biosemiotics attempts to integrate the findings of biology and semiotics and proposes a paradigmatic shift in the scientific view of life, demonstrating that semiosis (sign process, including meaning and interpretation) is one of its immanent and intrinsic features. It is an interdisciplinary research agenda investigating the myriad forms of communication and signification found in and between living systems- thus the study of representation, meaning, sense, and the biological significance of codes and sign processes, from genetic code sequences, to intercellular signaling processes, to animal display behavior, to human semiotic artifacts such as language and abstract symbolic thought."