Re: Memes and Emergent Properties

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Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 23:17:30 GMT

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    On Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at 01:50 AM, Grant Callaghan wrote:

    >> > This is, of course, the
    >> >holism versus reductionism debate, and very sterile it is too, IMO. I
    >> >prefer GC Williams' characterisation of reductionism and holism in
    >> >biology as a function of the size of the glassware used.
    >> >
    >> >--
    >> >John S Wilkins
    >> >Head, Communication Services
    >> >The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    >> >Parkville, Victoria, Australia
    >> >
    > Have you looked at the work going on at the Institute for Systems
    > Biology in Seattle?
    > Grant
    No. Should I (and why :-)?

    John S Wilkins
    Head, Communication Services
    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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