## 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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... and does not demand too much logical precision. Everyone knows that one of

the standard mathematical ways to express a relation between two things, x and

y, is to make a

...

... and does not demand too much logical precision. Everyone knows that one of

the standard mathematical ways to express a relation between two things, x and

y, is to make a

**graph**of them. A**graph**of x against y can be drawn on a flat sheet...

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Make a

weight horizontally (8b.6). Probably one will find that, in the population you are

studying, the taller people are on the whole heavier. It may be possible to draw a

...

Make a

**graph**, plotting one thing against the othersay, height vertically andweight horizontally (8b.6). Probably one will find that, in the population you are

studying, the taller people are on the whole heavier. It may be possible to draw a

...

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To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

assumption is ...

To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

**graph**and extrapolate this line into the future. Theassumption is ...

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