The Bactra Review The Self-Made
That the BZ reagant can be made ``perfectly stable in its uniform quiescence,''
yet still be able to form spirals when provoked, is a surprisingly
under-appreciated point, though it was made by Arthur Winfree a quarter of a
century ago: A. T. Winfree, ``Spiral Waves of Chemical Activity,''
Science (1972) 175: 634--636. The phrase quoted
is from Winfree's When Time Breaks Down (see the first footnote).