Science and Society

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What scientific concept has changed the way you see the world?

Like Identity – Evolution – Richard Dawkins 1976 Classic “The Selfish Gene” has to still be one of the best introductions – and everything Richard has written is worth reading.

Uncertainty is also way up there, both as expressed by Werner Heisenberg and Kurt Goedel (and Goedel Escher Bach is a great introduction to Goedel’s work). And how this leads one to seeing the very notion of Truth as a simplistic illusion.

Complexity, particularly as expressed by Steven Wolfram (rule 30 is a great starting point – and David Snowden (his Cynefin framework for management has to be one of the best introductions to a topic that is infinite in complexity ).

The very notion of infinity. The idea that: the more we know, the more we know we don’t know and the less confident we become about much of that which we were most certain – echoes of the old Buddhist proverb – for the master on a path worth taking, for every step on the path the path grows two steps longer.

The biochemistry of life.

The logic of computer systems.

So many – so integral to who I be, and why I am so far outside any cultural modalities.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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