Heard in the seminar room

My seminar/conference notes does not always include only scientific comments. Sometimes they just capture a nice quote, funny parafrase or situational joke. Selection of the recent below:

Answer on the question “Will that work” during the talk on understanding development and diversity of leaf shape

Well, parafrasing Gramsci, thake the “Pessimism of the intellect and optimism of the will” and it should.

About Flux Balance Analysis:

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? [Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four]