Jul 19, 2014

Emergence underpins the idea of the ladder of science

From this very interesting book
Emergence underpins the idea of the ladder of science. Physics becomes chemistry, chemistry becomes biology, biology becomes psychology, and so on. Or, put another way: cells emerge from the interactions of atoms, organs emerge from the interactions of cells, and societies emerge from the interactions of people. Each level of emergence produces higher order functionalities. Cells divide. Hearts beat. People think. Societies mobilize. p. 26

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