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The result of a mathematical development should be continuously checked against one’s own intuition about what constitutes reasonable biological behavior.  When such a check reveals disagreement, then the following possibilities must be considered:
a.) A mistake has been made in the formal mathematical development;
b.) The starting assumptions are incorrect and/or constitute a too drastic oversimplification;
c.) One’s own intuition about the biological field is inadequately developed;
d.) A penetrating new principle has been discovered.
   —  Harvey J. Gold
From his book: “Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems
  —  As quoted by James Gleick
In his book: “Chaos: Making A New Science
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