## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing 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 turns out ( I won't go into the details ) , that if one line has gone , there are four

lines have gone , one can say that there are four patterns the worm may meet ,

and ...

It turns out ( I won't go into the details ) , that if one line has gone , there are four

**possible**choices , and the worm has to be instructed which to take ; when twolines have gone , one can say that there are four patterns the worm may meet ,

and ...

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The procedure here is to draw up a pay - off table ( or pay - off ' matrix ' ) for the

next move , listing along the top the

the moves open to b , and in each square the pay - off to a for that particular ...

The procedure here is to draw up a pay - off table ( or pay - off ' matrix ' ) for the

next move , listing along the top the

**possible**moves open to a and down the sidethe moves open to b , and in each square the pay - off to a for that particular ...

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seem

may still be

and how to select the best move out of it ; but the computations involved may just

be ...

seem

**possible**in theory . In the first place , in any really complicated game , itmay still be

**possible**to see how to work out a complete pay - off table in theory ,and how to select the best move out of it ; but the computations involved may just

be ...

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### Contents

Introduction II | 11 |

Complex Shapes | 38 |

The Structure of Complex Systems | 48 |

Copyright | |

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