September 26, 2011 Enablement is "bottom up", generative, non-algorithmic and invents and enables its own future possibilities into which it flows.
September 19, 2011 What allows a creature like a bird to devise creative navigation strategies and a human brain to recognize complex patterns and creatively solve decision problems needs to be systematically investigated through the study of neural networks/brains with in and across the species.
The slender loris: looking for solutions to deforestation and other biodiversity challenges.
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September 6, 2011 Global governance mechanisms and policy designs need to incorporate a complex-systems perspective in designing and supporting international policy and institutional mechanisms.
August 29, 2011 I am not an economist. I want, nevertheless, to address four broad topics, and hope that those more competent than I might consider them.
August 22, 2011 The reductionist view of the universe is inadequate. We live beyond the watershed of life and beyond entailing law.
Are our paths, our choices, our lives pre-determined, or does life "bubble forth" in unpredictable ways?
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August 15, 2011 We are and live in natural magic. It seems we always knew this, but perhaps return home to recognize ourselves and the world we co-create anew.
August 8, 2011 Heraclitus once said that life "bubbles forth" in a natural magic beyond the confines of entailing law and mathematization. We stand to be re-enchanted and may find our way beyond modernity to something very new.
Somehow it always seems to come down to apples and oranges, doesn't it?
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August 1, 2011 Ethics and fairness play a role in trade an commercial interactions, adding an element that doesn't fit neatly into economic models.
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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?
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