Complementarity, harmony, and complexity
(6) Promoting Transfer through Complex Systems Principles | Rob Goldstone One way to advance science is to progressively flesh out theories, adding experi-mental details and elaborating mechanistic accounts. By this account, “the devil isin the details,” and the proper occupation of scientists is to pursue these details.This vision of science was most emphatically painted by John Horgan in his 1996book The End of Science . He argued that the age of fundamental scientific theoriz-inganddiscoveries has passed,andthatallthatis lefttobedoneis torefinethede-tails of theories already laid down by the likes of Einstein, Darwin, and Newton.TherapidrateofscientificspecializationseemstosupportHorgan’sargument.Wehave gone from an era when the only major scientific journals were
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Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature by Eric Chaisson - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
An exergonic reaction (such as cellular respiration) is a reaction that loses energy during the process of the reaction. Activation energy (1) catalyzes the reaction to occur in a spontaneous manner. The progress of the reaction is shown by the line. The change of Gibbs free energy (ΔG) in an exergonic reaction (that takes place under constant pressure and temperature conditions) is a negative value because energy is lost (2). Exergonic reaction
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Howard T. Odum Howard Thomas Odum (also known as Tom or just H.T.) (1924–2002) was an American ecologist. He is known for his pioneering work on ecosystem ecology, and for his provocative proposals for additional laws of thermodynamics, informed by his work on general systems theory. Biography
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Fibonacci And The Golden Ratio There is a special ratio that can be used to describe the proportions of everything from nature's smallest building blocks, such as atoms, to the most advanced patterns in the universe, such as unimaginably large celestial bodies. Nature relies on this innate proportion to maintain balance, but the financial markets also seem to conform to this 'golden ratio.' Here we take a look at some technical analysis tools that have been developed to take advantage of it. The MathematicsMathematicians, scientists and naturalists have known this ratio for years.
IoHT :: 15+ Variations of the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics  (a) A.J.Lotka (1922a) 'Contribution to the energetics of evolution'. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 8:147–51. [PDF].
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The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity: Steven Strogatz: 9780547517650: Amazon.com
If you've ever been part of a bureaucratic organization, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with several chains of command, which makes getting things done quickly all but impossible. That's why start-ups often champion "flat" organizations and do away with unnecessary levels of management as a way to stay fast and nimble. But you might not be doing your employees (or your company) a favor by eliminating chains of command altogether. According to new research, there are real benefits to hierarchy. Why Employees Prefer Management Hierarchies
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Linearized dynamics equations for the balance and steer of a bicycle: a benchmark and review + Author Affiliations Author for correspondence (firstname.lastname@example.org) Abstract We present canonical linearized equations of motion for the Whipple bicycle model consisting of four rigid laterally symmetric ideally hinged parts: two wheels, a frame and a front assembly.
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Part 1: Quantum theory and consciousness Part 2: The metaphysics of nonduality Part 3: The end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature Stanley Sobottka Emeritus Professor of Physics University of Virginia Cover page
Timothy McGettigan, PhD Department of Sociology CSU-Pueblo Truth may be defined as "undistorted knowledge." Straightforward as that definition may appear, there are seemingly endless problems associated with specifying truth standards. Anomaly Overload: An Evolutionary Theory of Truth
International Network for Neuroaesthetics | Stimulating research on the biological basis of aesthetics Much of Hutton and Kelly’s unfortunate review of Shimamura’s Experiencing art rests on a biased and misguided image of the current cognitive neuroscience of aesthetics. The reviewers’ first grievance is that the book fails to “play a critical role in establishing neuroaesthetics as a subject worth taking seriously”. Such an expectation—unreasonable for a clearly introductory book—only reveals the extent to which they disregard a large body of work on the neural basis of aesthetic and art appreciation whose worth has long been taken seriously, from Burke to our days. As the cognitive neuroscience of aesthetics has gained momentum, scientists have engaged philosophers, artists and art historians in lively arguments. Contrary to Hutton and Kelly’s hyperbolic caricature of “territorial squabbles”, such encounters have mostly taken the form of enriching scholarly discussions.
Michael T. Hannan -> Research The early stage of the general program arising from all this is summarized in Hannan & Freeman Organizational Ecology (Harvard Univ. Press 1989). During the 1990s, I engaged in many collaborative projects that tested implications of theories of organizational ecology. These studies examined diverse populations over long time periods, including automobile manufacturers, banks, credit unions, labor unions, life insurers, newspapers, restaurants, and semiconductor manufacturers.
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Organizational studies Organizational studies is "the examination of how individuals construct organizational structures, processes, and practices and how these, in turn, shape social relations and create institutions that ultimately influence people", organizational studies comprise different areas that deal with the different aspects of the organizations, many of the approaches are functionalist but critical research also provide alternative frame for understanding in the field. Subfields References
Jacques Attali, professor of economic theory and Counsellor to President François Mitterand, describes the form music takes in terms of prophecy. He argues that new art forms are a prophetic indicator of a major social change, even a revolution. Indeed, new music sounds like “noise” before a revolution. He asserts “Music is a herald, for change. That change is inscribed in noise faster than the actual changes are made in society.” Art and Aesthetics (Severyn T. Bruyn)
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