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July 25, 2011 Can Newton's laws be adapted to describe and explain modern economics? Commentator Stuart Kauffman gives it a try and concludes that we may be at the beginning of a long, downward economic spiral.
July 18, 2011 Have we not lost the self image of man as a dependable, everyday contributor to society who can, when required, take on the mantle of hero, before returning to a prosaic way of life?
June 20, 2011 There is no entailing law for the detailed evolution of the biosphere. We are beyond Newton, Laplace, Einstein, Schrodinger, Reductionism and Entailing Law.
June 6, 2011 We need to find our humanity and begin to envision an enchanted world where our 30 civilizations feel that enchantment, find what is "enough" as they also find a new way to mingle and be in the world that most enhances what we together discover our deep humanity to be.
May 31, 2011 We can have no sufficient law for the becoming of the biosphere, although this in no way breaks the laws of physics.
Not the only sleek animal in the sea!
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May 23, 2011 I write about something we all know. The evolution of the biosphere, a mixture of quantum and classical physics and perhaps more, is neither determinant, nor algorithmic, nor random.
May 16, 2011 We broach the idea that what will become emerges out of an often unprestatable and ontologically REAL Adjacent Possible, here in the economy. If Feynman above gives grounds to think of an ontologically real Res Potentia, whence an ontologically real Adjacent Business Possibility?
May 9, 2011 Sufficiently large collectively auto-technological sets are supracritical and, I believe, yield sustained growth.
May 2, 2011 Commentator Stuart Kauffman makes the working hypothesis that supracritical growth is necessary for sustained First World style economic growth. The hypothesis may be false.
This ant and plant have co-evolved - and evolutionary opportunities like this aren't always predictable.
April 25, 2011 Are Darwin's ideas the only way to perceive evolution in nature? Evolutionary occurrences in one creature can cause changes in another and thus can create new unexpected possibilities.
If you ask me, it's a can opener. Usefulness is in the eye of the beholder, not a math formula.
April 4, 2011 Does mathematics have the ability to predict changes in our biosphere, econosphere, culture and history? What would be the basic axiom system from which we would try to derive all possible functionalities of objects?
Do you have enough courage to put one foot into the abyss?
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March 28, 2011 In a world of consumerism and instant gratification, what if one slows down to ask the bigger questions in life? Can one find the time to ask these questions in a fast-paced world while at the same time not get sucked in to the abyss?
Will more stuff really make us happy?
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March 21, 2011 One senses a quiet malaise, drifting almost unspoken in the United States and more broadly. "Decline" of some sort is whispered by many thoughtful people. If so, what is going on?
March 7, 2011 The foundations of two of the reigning theories of information require that we admit that the possible is real.
Ready to move out of the fields?
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February 28, 2011 The recent revolution in Egypt has led the Middle East to a political tipping point. Will this lead to shifts in the economic realm as well? This is a seizable moment, and the seizing needs to be done by Egypt and Israel together.
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