Science and Complexity

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An 1948 paper by Warren Weaver. Originally published in American Scientist.

Science and Complexity

A must read for any aspiring scientists out there

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Mike Hewson
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Science and Complexity

What a prescient fellow. He's hit the money for sure on the convergence of computers and teamwork ( eg. E@H ). As regards biology he was writing a few years short of the discovery of DNA and thus it's 'organised complexity' in the mid-range of degrees of freedom. I particularly like this question he poses :

... what sacrifices of present selfish interest will most effectively contribute to a stable, decent, and peaceful world.

and as the next generation, by definition, exists in potentia then that largely explains the conundrum of why history tends to repeat.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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