Trying to avoid the "Perils of Reductionism"
"My own scientific career was a descent from higher to lower dimension, led by a desire to understand life. I went from animals to cells to bacteria, from bacteria to molecules, from molecules to electrons.
The story had its irony, for molecules and electrons have no life at all.
On my way, the life I was trying to study ran out between my fingers."
"The Perils of Reductionism" (1972) Albert Szent-Gyorgi