## 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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Modelling Networks Ideally, one would aim at specifying all the reactions going

on in a network,

between them, and then putting these data together into a system of equations

from ...

Modelling Networks Ideally, one would aim at specifying all the reactions going

on in a network,

**measuring**their rate and the strengths of the interactionsbetween them, and then putting these data together into a system of equations

from ...

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In the first place, there are some things about such situations that we may need to

what one is usually told, this may seem a perverse and paradoxical statement.

In the first place, there are some things about such situations that we may need to

**measure**, and science is not fundamentally concerned with quantities. In view ofwhat one is usually told, this may seem a perverse and paradoxical statement.

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For Shannon, the communications engineer, the crucial problem was: how far is

the message received by its final destination a faithful rendering of the message

as it was originated by its source? He proposed to study this by

For Shannon, the communications engineer, the crucial problem was: how far is

the message received by its final destination a faithful rendering of the message

as it was originated by its source? He proposed to study this by

**measuring**the ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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