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Old 09-07-2009, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: John Horgan chimes in

Originally Posted by AemJeff View Post
I haven't read Kaufmann's book in much detail, except skimming the chapter on self-organization. You're right, the book is motherfucker. If you're capable of getting through it, though, it seems like it's more than worth the slog. ...

I'm listening to the Lynch presentation right now. Behe's argument ultimately reduces to: after a certain level there's no there, there; analysis will fail beyond some finite limit, like trying to factor a prime. Lectures like this one, that begin to hint at the degree of complexity and structure represented here, the reach of which we're only becoming dimly aware of, just totally gives the lie to that point of view.
From what I gather the people interested in self-organization are just getting started. It should be an exciting next few decades.

Let me know what you think of the Lynch presentation. I'm planning on listening to it again.
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