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Defining A “system”

One would think that this was the easiest and first steps in any systems awareness. Yet it remains one of the most elusive and difficult of tasks with strongly opposed positions endlessly competing for dominance.

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Natural vs Human Sys

Systems science, strictly defined, tends to study natural systems such as astronomical-cosmological systems, physical systems, chemical systems, geological systems, biological systems, the computer sciences, mathematics, and their many specialties.┬áThis is the usual range of “natural” systems. These are systems that … Continue reading

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Defining Complexity

One of the endless, unfinished debates is over how to measure or deal with the complexity feature of many systems. If you are a biologist, you want to be able to quantify complexity, especially across processes like evolution and development. … Continue reading

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