## 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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difficulties are likely to be partly in measuring the rates of reactions and

interactions, and partly that the sheer complexity of the system may make the

equations ...

**Usually**, in practice, it is impossible to make such a complete analysis. Thedifficulties are likely to be partly in measuring the rates of reactions and

interactions, and partly that the sheer complexity of the system may make the

equations ...

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And even if we could not solve these equations by algebra (as we

a computer could hammer out a solution step by step, using the first set of values

to calculate the values a small time later, then those again to calculate the next ...

And even if we could not solve these equations by algebra (as we

**usually**can't),a computer could hammer out a solution step by step, using the first set of values

to calculate the values a small time later, then those again to calculate the next ...

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Any change in such a procedure

equipping, or re-training operatives, or altering administrative organization, and

so on. In my wartime RAF experience, when there was enormous pressure to get

...

Any change in such a procedure

**usually**carries quite a price-tag; it may mean re-equipping, or re-training operatives, or altering administrative organization, and

so on. In my wartime RAF experience, when there was enormous pressure to get

...

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