I imagine this will become a regular feature of the blog. The purpose of a post like this is twofold. First, it lets me record all the random ideas I don't want to forget. Second, I'm hoping it may stimulate some pre-discussion of some of these topics. Drop a comment if anything intrigues you!
The finite mind and the infinite universe
The resilience of life and the fragility of humanity
A systems definition of life?
Thermodynamics and the creation of complexity
The possibilities and limitations of complex systems research
Big-picture and little-picture thinking in science
Managing a complex system
Sustainable development in poor countries
Prisoner's Dilemma and its implications
Quantum physics: What does it mean?
My teaching experience in Chicago: specifically, the nature of rules
Good complexity vs. bad complexity
The beer distribution game
Definitions of complexity
Definitions of complex systems
The role of information in complex systems research
Universal behaviors: specifically, universal responses to stress
Chaos, unpredictability, and the butterfly effect
The impossibility of colonizing other planets
Outsourcing and the fall of the Ottoman empire
What can I do? I am only one person!
Cooperation and competition
Youtube, craftster, and the evolution of creativity
Nontraditional forms of collective action
Comparative economic and political systems
Well, that seems pretty good for a starting list. More to follow!
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