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Systems Science: A Holistic Worldview


Systems Science:

A Holistic Worldview

with David Oertel


This will be a slide-show introduction to systems science or basic holistic science concepts.  Systems science will be compared to classical scientific reductionism.  We will discuss how scientific reductionism has failed at the planetary level.  We will discuss systems theory, networks, feedback loops, tipping points, system-state changes, emergence, homeostatis, autopoeisis, the Gaia theory, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.  Little prior knowledge is assumed and there are no advance assignments for this Meetup.  This is not a lecture so people are encouraged (but not obligated) to make comments throughout the presentation.


Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at  411  28th  Street





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  • David O.

    It was an excellent meetup! Great people showed up and Alder's slides were great! Beatrice has a lot of expertise with system science, so she was able to make excellent contributions to the discussion.

    March 27, 2013

  • Beatrice B.

    Great presentation and conversation. Well done David!

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • David O.

      Thank you for coming, Beatrice. I was really glad to see you come and experience Alder's wonderful slides. I hope that you are feeling better.

      March 27, 2013

  • David O.

    Please don't feel obligated. There will be many opportunities in the future to share this material. This topic is so compelling that we must talk about it!

    March 25, 2013

  • Beatrice B.

    I will try to make it but not 100% confirmed yet. I did receive the first email invitation. Thanks!

    1 · March 21, 2013

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