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Simple Lessons from Complexity

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Science  02 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5411, pp. 87-89
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5411.87

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Abstract

The complexity of the world is contrasted with the simplicity of the basic laws of physics. In recent years, considerable study has been devoted to systems that exhibit complex outcomes. This experience has not given us any new laws of physics, but has instead given us a set of lessons about appropriate ways of approaching complex systems.

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