Complexity -> Emergence
Notes - November 2002

Computers as telescope
Iteration rather than continuity (Turing, others)
Continued playing out/acceptance of darwinian thought

Basic ideas

Illustrations and extensions


Problems - levels of organization, context dependence

Similar phenomena at different levels of org, dependence on randomness, change in conception of time, causation, "purpose"

Got downward causation, discrete time/iteration, context-dependence, idea of non-determination by properties of elements (underdetermination, context-dependence, top-down causation, want to add indeterminacy), generality, history

Didn't get to brain, zygote as "ants" (parts behaving as wholes), determinsm/indeterminism, non-equilib thermod as "context", levels of organization problem, complete generality

From conversation with Panama