Friday, September 3, 2010

Theories of everything

"every decade or so, a grandiose theory comes along, bearing similar aspirations and often brandishing an ominous-sounding C-name. In the 1960s it was cybernetics. In the 1970s it was catastrophe theory. Then came chaos theory in the '80s and complexity theory in the '90s."
Steven StrogatzSync : the emerging science of spontaneous order

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