Emergence and epiphenomena (3)

Rob Freeman lists at chaoticlanguage.com
Thu Mar 2 10:20:40 UTC 2006

On Thursday 02 March 2006 17:57, Salinas17 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/1/06 4:49:10 PM, lists at chaoticlanguage.com writes:
> ...You can't formulate a single "rule of movement" to describe
> the movement of these "gliders" 
> That's not the case.

What is the single "rule of movement" for these gliders, Steve?

> ... the rules of the basic game say that spaces are filled or emptied
> according to what is adjacent to them on a particular turn...

These rules are the same whatever the system does. They are not
movement rules.

> ...we may have to settle for concepts like "emergence"  to
> account for patterns disappearing into chaos and reappearing again -- with
> us having no idea where they came from.

Isn't it a contradiction to say the behavior of the system is governed by 
rules, but you have "no idea" what causes the behavior of the system?


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