"Globally, every theory of systems became a graph of either a simplex or a complex, all things being first of all situated in the depths of a black box." p.3.
"Who, in the end, and from the other side of the picture can boast of having conceived a general system, of projecting or constructing a general system of communication or relation, as a universal network? What would be conveyed by it? and how? What harmony, what cacophony would come of it? Do we have any sort of an ear for hearing that kind of thing?" p.4.
Genesis: Michel Serres
Michel Serres (1995). Genesis (Studies in Literature & Science). (Trans. Genevieve James, James Nielson) Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.