## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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It is not, of course, stationary in the sense that nothing is

flowing through it; but it is stationary in the sense that the level in each of the

containers remains the same as long as the input is unchanged. It is interesting to

...

It is not, of course, stationary in the sense that nothing is

**happening**- the water isflowing through it; but it is stationary in the sense that the level in each of the

containers remains the same as long as the input is unchanged. It is interesting to

...

Page 187

Of course, in neither of these cases is it really true to say that the changed

circumstances are unpredictable. It is probably fair to say that the caterpillar itself

does not foresee the change; but a similar change has

its ...

Of course, in neither of these cases is it really true to say that the changed

circumstances are unpredictable. It is probably fair to say that the caterpillar itself

does not foresee the change; but a similar change has

**happened**to very many ofits ...

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The only real check - and it is a pretty feeble one - on the validity of these

guesses is to show that the whole system produces a reasonably accurate

picture of what

some period in ...

The only real check - and it is a pretty feeble one - on the validity of these

guesses is to show that the whole system produces a reasonably accurate

picture of what

**happened**to all the variables for which figures are available forsome period in ...

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