Diagram: The Architecture of Complexity

The Architecture of Complexity

This 1962 article by Herbert Simon, provides a key source for defining CAS

Within this article (cited 5332 times at the time of this writing), Simon defines CAS as demonstrating the following features:

  • hierarchical > Scale Free / Nested Hierarchies
  • natural selection > (adaptive and evolutionary/rule based)
  • feedback > (adaptive and evolutionary/rule based)
  • emergence > (self organization and emergence of fitness)

The features he outlines are seen as being analogous to the features defined above and used in this site. Read more about {{herbert-simon}} HANDLEBAR FAIL and get the link to the article!



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