Emergence and epiphenomena (3)
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
> ...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?
More information about the Funknet