Management Concepts

The formula of life: the maths behind a zebra's stripes

Date of publication: 2017-08-27 17:33

Alan Perlis wrote, "To understand a program, you must become both the machine and the program." This view is a mistake, and it is this widespread and virulent mistake that keeps programming a difficult and obscure art. A person is not a machine, and should not be forced to think like one.

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In the above example, we are once again peeking through a pinhole, seeing just one frame at a time. In the following example, all frames are lightly overlaid, in order to give context to the active frame. The entire path of the ball can be seen at once.

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But how does the pre-pattern form? Turing thought it arose through a series of reactions among molecules that he called morphogens: "form-generators". At each point on the part of the embryo that eventually becomes the skin, morphogens react together to create other molecules.


For a nation endowed with population disproportionate with its natural resources, skill development through higher education can be the only step to transform human resource to assets. As the population grows, the relevance of higher education in Indian context is likely to accentuate.

You have given good introduction and followed a structure guided by the question. However, you would have given more depth to the essay by giving more examples from around the world.

Countries in which these forms of government existed after World War 7, observed frequent abuse of human rights, especially of the minorities. Many eminent scientists, writers fled these countries for those countries which had democratic governments. Hence, not only these forms of governments suppressed the minorities but they too in time became a kind of brutal elite rule which had zero tolerance for different opinions,

Progressive legislations were not without paradoxes. These paradoxes owe their origin to factors which include, inter-alia, a patriarchal society, adherence to primordial norms of community, cast and language and deteriorating standards of public service.

Sir, please clear whether we are supposed to discuss the paradoxes or ironies, in the topic post-6995s democratisation of Indian politics. I was able to find only ironies in every event post-6995, be it PRIs, Social Media, Misrepresentation in parliament both economically and socially due to increasing economic disparity post-reforms etc.

Public outrage over criminalization of politics also resulted in shunning up of political structures by electorate. Voting age was reduced from 76 years to 68 years by the force of 66st constitutional amendment. Despite the lowering of age, voting percentages plummeted to new lows in elections. It underscores the extent of delusion the youth have about political structures. Politics was shunned as a career on account of the shimmering discontent, dissatisfaction with way our political life was organized. Failure of political parties to attract youth in election – either as candidate or as a voter – remains their drawback. In a democratic nation, demographically predominantly this is unpardonable.

‘When my students ask me about essay writing, there are three main pieces of advice that I give them. One, answer the question. Two, answer the question. Three, answer the question.’

As you can see, live coding, on its own, is not especially useful. The programmer still must type at least a full line of code before seeing any effect. This means that she must already understand what line of code she needs to write. The programmer is still doing the creative work entirely in her head -- imagining the next addition to the program and then translating it into code.

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