Naturally, this was not offered as a definition of God but simply as a major operating principle of complexity theory
. But when I first read it, I had a veritable epiphany that "This is what we call `God'!" We sense, or, more accurately, intuit, that such as this is what gives us the opportunity for life and keeps us alive as long as it can ...
EXPERTS on complexity theory
are gathering at Warwick University this week to see if their textbook learning can be put to use by modern businesses.
In the 1980s, Cell-Mann shifted his attention from particles to "complexity theory
," an attempt to understand how elaborate phenomena (biological cells, the mind) can arise out of interactions of relatively simple rules.
There are also many political "moderates" - journalists, scholars, technologists, scientists, artists, and business people, all far less famous than Summers - whose intellectual appreciation for self-organizing systems has come from outside economics: from complexity theory
, from the decentralized evolution of the Internet, from the process of scientific discovery, from ecological science, from cross-cultural exchange, from organization theory.
Scientists who have started to apply quantum physics, chaos, and complexity theory
to understanding living systems now believe that homeopathy's effects are mediated indirectly by an electromagnetic mechanism.
What these authors know best is science, and the bulk of this book, including all of its major chapters but one, concentrate on the growing uncertainty within science emanating from such developments as quantum mechanics, chaos theory and complexity theory
(sometimes lumped together under the rubric of "the new sciences").
The result is a masterful collection of papers ranging in subject matter from complexity theory
and dynamic comparative advantage to endogenous protection and managed trade, all designed to influence the future course of trade policy research, and generally speaking, succeeding in this task.
, also known as chaos theory (see Gleick, 1987), is a good example of these difficulties.
Enter chaos theory and complexity theory
...these both emerged from modern physics and economics.
We believe that we are justified in makin such an assumption since it's merely an instance of a basic presupposition on which the relevance of abstract complexity theory
itself is dependent.
In the context of the current fad for "complexity theory
," the Bridge is a brilliant example of "a self-organized system, optimizing itself at the edge of chaos." At any event, it is such a compelling fantasy that it hegemonizes the novel, over-shadowing both the energetic plot and the noirish postcards from L.A.