## This is a small, quasi-random, collection of articles and books that I have found inspiring and thought-provoking.I hope you will also enjoy them.

##### Man as an industrial palace

##### Fritz Kahn's wonderful rendition of the human body as and industrial palace (here). A beautiful animation of his designs can be found __here__.

##### The commuity of the self

##### Timothy Buchman's interpretation of the system dynamics aspects of health and disease (click here)

##### Organization of physiological homeostasis

##### Walter Canon's seminal 1929 paper on physiological homeostasis (here).

##### An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine

##### Claude Bernard's 1865 major discourse on the scientific method (here)

*Bounds on sorting*

##### Next time you call Bill Gates a "college drop-out" consider this: In this 1979 paper he discussed pancake sorting algorithm (here) that took 30 years to beat (here) !

##### Asynchronous & Distributed Computing

##### Bertsekas-Tsitsiklis's 1986 paper on asynchronous computation (here); Bertsekas's outstanding textbook o districtued computing (here) and ten simple rules on mathematical wirting (here)

*On computable numbers*

##### Alan Turing's seminal 1936 paper, likely define the concept of computing using algortihms (here)

*Method for node ranking in a linked data base*

##### Lary Page's patent that likely started Google (here)

*Searching in large spaces*

##### Sergey Bryn's 1995 paper on searching large metric spaces (here)

*Computational ecologies*

##### Bernaddo Huberman's 1989 paper on non optimal strategies (here) and 1993 paper on emerging computational ecologies (here)

*The practice of progamming*

##### Learning from the best. Brian Kernighan's "must read" book of computer programming (here)

*The central dogma of molecular biology*

##### Francis Crick's 1970 Nature paper on the detailed residue-by-residue transfer of sequential information (here)

*The art of scientific programming*

##### Edsger Dijsktra's 1971 beautiful introduction to programming (here)

*Reflections on mentorship*

##### Michael Joyner, MD, shares his views on the art of mentoring in this very enganging video (here)

*Ten questions about Systems Biology*

##### Michael Joyner, MD, attempts to move systems biology from the cell to the host. Worth reading ! (here)

*The nature of mathematical modeling. *Neil Gershenfeld's very nice textbook about the kinds of mathematical models and their usefulness (here)

*All models are wrong: Relflections on becoming a systems scientist. *J.D. Sterman's paper on his talk delivered in 2002 upon receiving the J.W. Forrester Award (here)

*Metabolic syndrome and robustness trade-offs. *John Doyle's work on robustness. I know that he is not the "corresponding" author, but his work on trade-off is really pioneeting (here)

*Allostasis: A new paradigm to explain arousal pathology. *Peter Sterling's introduction of the concept of "allostasis" (here)

##### Delivered in the fall of 1973 and collectively titled “The Unanswered Question,” Bernstein’s lectures covered a lot of terrain, touching on poetry, linguistics, philosophy and physics (here)

*The information highway*

##### Gianni Astarita's 1996 prophetic words on how more information does not necessarily increase knowledge (here)