- To quote the first paragraph in the Wikipedia article: In philosophy , systems theoryMessage 1 of 6 , Sep 1, 2007View SourceTo quote the first paragraph in the Wikipedia article:
"In philosophy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy> , systems
theory <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_theory> and the sciences
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciences> , emergence refers to the way
complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity
relatively simple interactions. Like intelligence
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_%28trait%29> in the field of
AI <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI> , or agents
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_agent> in distributed artificial
emergence is central to the physics of complex systems
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_system> and yet very
The patterns that arise out of a multiplicity of simple interactions.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jim Bromer"
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> --- In email@example.com, "Joe Nickence"
> j_nickence@ wrote:
> > I'm in agreement with the concept of emergence. The Wikipedia
> > article is indeed a good definition.
> Why? What is it about emergence that makes sense to you?
> Jim Bromer