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Thank you ATinNM!

more tasty reading.  I'm going to plug Cosma Shalizi again -- who works at a Center for the Study of Complex Systems.  google for Three Toed Sloth.

from economies to the human body to ecosystems, the discoveries of our generation seem to be consistently that "things are far more complex and nonlinear than we thought" and that Cartesian reductionism is a clumsy hammer w/which to tinker with delicate clockwork.

whether we'll survive our infatuation with the 19th century is another matter -- its tropes and memes seem to have such a hold on our imagination that we are, literally, willing to die rather than let go of them...

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Tue Jul 26th, 2005 at 12:38:29 AM EST
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