Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 6

On: Exponentials, Economics, and Ecology Transmission Series Ep. 6 Episode: 32 Date: May 12, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Chris Kempes and Geoffrey West on understanding cities to respond to pandemics Eric Maskin on mechanism design for

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Life’s Information Hierarchy

The explanation for the complex, multi-scale structure of biological and social systems lies in their manipulation of space and time to reduce uncertainty about the future. By: Jessica C. Flack Date: April 2014 In: Santa Fe Institute Bulletin and From

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Circuit Breakers

By: Luca Dellanna Date: April 21, 2020 In: Personal Blog Key Subjects Regulations tend to be optimized for everyday life. Not for emergency situations (such as the current pandemic). Need for circuit breakers. Alternative regulations that kick-in fast during an

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The information theory of individuality

By: David Krakauer, Nils Bertschinger, Eckehard Olbrich, Jessica C. Flack, Nihat Ay In: Theory in Biosciences Date: 24 March, 2020 Introduction There is little agreement (in biology) about what individuals are. Few rigorous quantitative methods for their identification. Information theory

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How Capitalism Changes Conscience

By: Jonathan Haidt In: Centers for Humans and Nature Date: 28 September 2015 Key Concepts: Our world is changing fast. Ecologically, economically, demographically, etc. Most of us are disoriented by these changes. Rapid changes change our ethics. “Most important graph

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