In the long history of evolution it has not been necessary for man to understand multi-loop nonlinear feedback systems until very recent historical times. Evolutionary processes have not given us the mental skill needed to properly interpret the dynamic behavior of the systems of which we have now become a part. J. W. Forrester, 1971
J. W. Forrester, 1971
So long and thanks for all the fish So sad that it should come to this We tried to warn you all but oh dear?
You may not share our intellect Which might explain your disrespect For all the natural wonders that grow around you
So long, so long and thanks for all the fish
The world's about to be destroyed There's no point getting all annoyed Lie back and let the planet dissolve
Despite those nets of tuna fleets We thought that most of you were sweet
So long, so long, so long and thanks for all the fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984, ISBN 0-345-39183-7) is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tetralogy written by Douglas Adams. Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspatial express route.
Richard Badalamente earned his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California and MS–Human Factors and PhD-Behavioral Science from Texas Tech. He is an author at http://tinyurl.com/pakn8el