“When you encounter the meaningful, directed, and well-shaped movements of a dance, it’s hard to ignore the active principle — some would say the agency or being — coordinating the movements.”
And close after,
“Seemingly in the grip of the encircling DNA with its relatively fixed and stable structure, yet responsive to the varying flow of life around it, the nucleosome holds the balance between gene and context — a task requiring flexibility, a ‘sense’ of appropriate rhythm, and perhaps we could even say ‘grace.’”
"The search for precise explanatory mechanisms and codes leads us along a path of least resistance toward the reduction of understanding."
It puts me in mind of the unlimited complexity produced by simple underlying rules in Wolfram's "A new kind of science" - would love to hear what it puts in your mind.