## 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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The different classes of

scale. If you look at all the cells in the body of an animal, you find that they fall into

groups with strong

...

The different classes of

**interactions**need not always be connected with timescale. If you look at all the cells in the body of an animal, you find that they fall into

groups with strong

**interactions**between those in the same group (for instance all...

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If, for instance, we have a system with five components, a, b, c, d and e, and if we

know the values of the measurements of these components, and also the

strength of the

those ...

If, for instance, we have a system with five components, a, b, c, d and e, and if we

know the values of the measurements of these components, and also the

strength of the

**interaction**between each component and all the others, and howthose ...

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Such an analysis can only hope to usefully show gross changes in probabilities

caused by

in a purely empirical way to consider

Such an analysis can only hope to usefully show gross changes in probabilities

caused by

**interactions**betWeen eVentS. Cross-Impact analysis can also be usedin a purely empirical way to consider

**interactions**between events in order to ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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