Jon Lawhead originally shared this post:
This is Yaneer Bar-Yam's "A Mathematical Theory of Strong Emergence Using Multi-Scale Variety." It, along with the other paper of his I just posted, is going to turn out to be one of the most significant papers of the 21st century. I would bet money on it. Integrating the insight in these two papers into contemporary philosophy of science (and expanding on them) is one of the central pillars of my overall professional project. #complexitytheory is the next big scientific paradigm shift.
All the pieces are out there now (these two papers are two of them); we just need to put them all together into a unified, coherent narrative. The first person/people to do that will go down in history as being the Darwin of the 21st century.
I'll race you.
#science #emergence #complexsystems #selforganization