Stephen L. Talbott is a Senior Researcher at The Nature Institute in Ghent, New York. There he attempts to elucidate what it means to pursue a qualitative science. His current project, entitled “What Do Organisms Mean? Toward a Biology Worthy of Life,” focuses on a molecular biological understanding of the organism and explores how this understanding requires a re-visioning of evolution. Articles on these topics are gathered at http://natureinstitute.org/txt/st/org. Email regarding this article can be addressed to: email@example.com.