Biology faces a quantum leap into the incomprehensible | Science | guardian.co.uk: "Paul Nurse has a modest way with his ideas. 'Are you like me when you read books on relativity?' he asks. 'You think you have got it and then you close the book, and you find it has all slipped away from you. And if you think you have trouble with relativity, wait till you take on quantum mechanics. It is utterly incomprehensible.' Not a bad admission for a Nobel prizewinner.
The point for Nurse is that biology is facing a similar leap into the incomprehensible as physics did at the beginning of the 20th century when the ordered world of Newtonian theory was replaced by relativity and quantum mechanics. Now a revolution awaits the study of living creatures."