Category Archives: Complexity

Once and Coming Age of Slavery

Slavery is Ancient and Ubiquitous in Human History Slavery enters human history with civilization… Once people gather in towns and cities, a surplus of food created in the countryside (often now on large estates) makes possible a wide range of … Continue reading

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An Intriguingly Plausible Theory of Cyclic Climate Change

For millions of years, Earth’s climate has been governed by cycles of long periods of increased glaciation followed by short “inter-glacial” periods of melting and warming. Presently, humans are enjoying a naturally warmer inter-glacial period, and have been able to … Continue reading

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Complex Evolving Systems

More on Why Everything You Think You Know Just Ain’t So The idea of complex evolving systems grew out of the somewhat simpler concept of “complex adaptive systems.” The difference is that the evolving systems not only adapt and survive … Continue reading

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