Chapter 2 ‘ Concepts and Themes on Design’

‘Humanity on Earth teeters on the threshold of revolution. It has to be success for all or none. If the revolution is a bloody one, humanity is through. The alternative is a design-science revolution.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does
to the web, he does to himself… to harm the earth is to heap contempt upon the creator…contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in your own waste.”

 Chief Seattle, 1854, responding to a U.S. government offer to buy Indian land.

Includes the following sections:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Science and the Thousand names of God

2.3 Applying Laws and Principles to Design