Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Economic Dynamics

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I am not an economist. I know by admitting to these five words, some of you have your finger poised to click away from the rest of what follows. Others might have a few invectives ready to fling, “Well then why the &*#$^% should I read the rest," and still others might read just so to validate in their minds the stupidity that I might expose through it all.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who Owns The Matrix We Call The Internet? 1

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Imagining a world with complete government control of the Internet Veronique Rabuteau gives us a glimpse of what none of us wants to happen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Return To The Invisible College 3

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Is reductionistic thinking in science coming to an end?  Will the entire community turn to seeing complex systems and all they can contribute to scientific studies?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Return To The Invisible College In Science 2

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A continuation of the roles and connections between reductionism, science and academic freedom.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mathematical Models & Future Predictions 2

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Here is part two of our series on the strengths and weaknesses of mathematical models.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mathematical Models & Future Predictions 1

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If the butterfly flaps its wings…” so goes the chaos theory of dynamical systems where the sensitive and not extreme dependence on the initial condition determines the disorder of the system as a whole. It is this miniscule of relevance that wiggles a little and creates the storm of discontinuity. And it is this little wiggle that flies in the face of Reductionism.