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Massimo Pigliucci, Between holism and reductionism: a philosophical primer on emergence - PhilPapers

Massimo Pigliucci, Between holism and reductionism: a philosophical primer on emergence - PhilPapers | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Ever since Darwin a great deal of the conceptual history of biology may be read as a struggle between two philosophical positions: reductionism and holism. On the one hand, we have ...
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Nice arguments around the concept and application of emergence.

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Why Sports Need Randomness - Pacific Standard

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Why Sports Need Randomness
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We know from dynamic systems and Chaos Theory that there are some things that aren't predictable. There's the famous example of a butterfly flapping his wings and creating a hurricane.
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But if not for meaningless deterministic statistical chatter, what will happen to the ESPNs/sports talk radio/etc.

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A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Your neurons are outnumbered. Many of the cells in your brain - in your whole nervous system, in fact - are not neurons, but glia. These ...
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Yup. the more neuroscience I do, the greater my conviction that we don't now squat about what is really going on. Our brains are chasing the Brain, and steadily losing ground..

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Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth

Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Despite bacterial colonies always forming circular shapes as they grow, their cells form internal divisions which are highly asymmetrical and branched.
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All biological systems have underlying nonlinearity.  Our blood vessels, lungs, kidneys, all fractal. Likely the distribution of types of cells in the body, just like these bacteria.  So why don't health practitioners even know the language of nonlinearity when that is the unifying nature of all living systems?

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Complexity and Postmodernism

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In Complexity and Postmodernism, Paul Cilliers explores the idea of complexity in the light of contemporary perspectives from philosophy and science.

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Complexity theory does intersect frighteningly well with post-structuralism.  See Foucault, HS, P1, pp 93ff while you watch a cellular automata.  Yes, I do that regularly.  Don't you?


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You are what you eat -- even the littlest bites: Dietary influences tied to changes in gene expression

You are what you eat -- even the littlest bites: Dietary influences tied to changes in gene expression | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Sometimes you just can't resist a tiny piece of chocolate cake. Even the most health-conscious eaters find themselves indulging in junk foods from time to time.
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So much for the natural diet...

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All Systems Need A Little Disorder

All Systems Need A Little Disorder | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
PAGE CONTENTSTradeoffs in Managing Complex Adaptive SystemsThe Territory Becomes The Map (Almost)Control TreadmillInitial Success Followed By Increasing Fragility and Fall in ProductivityIncreased ...
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Nice general primer, even if not particularly about medicine

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Influential few predict behaviour of the many

Influential few predict behaviour of the many | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Technique helps to untangle complexity in systems from metabolism to social networks.

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invariance for scale: that's beauty.

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Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures

Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Business leaders of today face a high level of complexity. Globalization, technological evolutions, market shifts, an increased pace of change. These have changed the business landscape. Business e...

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good article , which set clear the difference between our western culture of control and eastern culture of seeing the whole

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How the brain creates the 'buzz' that helps ideas spread

How the brain creates the 'buzz' that helps ideas spread | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can that be predicted?
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Your brain acvtivating their braian.

 

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Body clocks linked to osteoarthritis

Body clocks linked to osteoarthritis | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Scheduled exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints could be used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis according to scientists.
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Everything in biology is controlled by built-in clocks.  But when was the last time your health care provider asked about or checked yours?

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Sunshine could benefit health and prolong life, study suggests

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke -- and even prolong life, a study suggests.
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Human biology is intimately bound up with the environment.  That complexity exceeds our grasp, so we mostly ignore it.  To our physical detriment.

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Massimo Pigliucci, Between holism and reductionism: a philosophical primer on emergence - PhilPapers

Massimo Pigliucci, Between holism and reductionism: a philosophical primer on emergence - PhilPapers | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
Ever since Darwin a great deal of the conceptual history of biology may be read as a struggle between two philosophical positions: reductionism and holism. On the one hand, we have ...
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Nice arguments around the concept and application of emergence.

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Study: Sending Electricity Through Our Brains Makes Us More Creative

Study: Sending Electricity Through Our Brains Makes Us More Creative | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it
People were able to come up with unusual uses for ordinary objects more quickly when electrodes deactivated the portion of the brain that filters out irrelevant information.
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More stimulating data....

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The Art of Complex Problem Solving

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The Art of Complex Problem Solving http://t.co/Gh5xP8ovtu
#UX #SystemsThinking

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Visual complexity - visual exploration on mapping complex networks

Visual complexity - visual exploration on mapping complex networks | Complex systems medicine | Scoop.it

Visualcomplexity.com is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.

Great source of information for projects and presentations.


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Nice work for generating simple insights from complex systems

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