Saturday, December 31, 2011

Extraordinary Discourse 049

Unconventional Utterances

I digress.

True innovation occurs when things are put together for the first time that had been separate.
Arthur Koestler
Beyond Reductionism

I will show that synergy is of central importance in virtually every scientific discipline, though it very often travels incognito under various aliases (mutualism, cooperativity, symbiosis, win-win, emergent effects, a critical mass, coevolution, interactions, threshold effects, even non-zero-sumness).
Peter A. Corning, Ph.D