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From Complexity to Emergence and Beyond

I agree with Heather about why something has to be certain way and not another way. Earlier, it would be a lot more comfortable for me if something could be defined by a gives set of equations and explained through the theories of Math and Physics because it gave the security of an outcome. But after reading this paper, it really makes me think of why something is thought of only in the way of what it is and not something else. That is why I really like the aspect where Professor Grobstein mentions about "conceiving new possibilities."

Something else that I really like about the paper was the example of education - the teacher and the students and encouraging them to develop abilities to inquire. However, like Rob says, I agree that today, for many students, grades interfere. I feel like education has become more about that resume and that GPA and grades rather than the actual concept of learning.

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