In proper science, theory’s role is to organize observations according to a coherent model that can produce predictions. These predictions are then used primarily to invalidate the model or some aspect of it, when a discrepancy between theory and model is observed.
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My eldest daughter is two and some months old. She is at an age where she is quite taken with counting and reciting the alphabet. She does not do either…
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When we know the opposite of what we do
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A new kind of curriculum
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Christopher Alexander died a week ago today. He was one of my last heroes. I won’t name the others. He had a unique impact on me in the way his work not…
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A very useful way of characterizing the behavior of a system is in terms of its constraints. This yields an entire spectrum of “looseness” or…
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In the classic telling of Aesop’s Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy who is bored while tending sheep stirs up excitement for himself by making up a story about…
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This Spring will have me trying my hand at some stonework. I’ve been reading up, but of course nothing will instill real lessons like giving it a shot…
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Applied Complexity Science