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On Monday, April 22, 2002, at 01:39 , <AaronLynch@aol.com> wrote:
> Perhaps there would be a school of physicists insisting
> that "the wave function is the behavior," and the like.
From the little I have seen of some physical models and maths being
applied to social structures, I've been personally enthused by fluid
mechanics, fractal and chaos maths, and economic and game theory- none
of which I am competent in or even understand on more than a rudimentary
But, I really and actually do see some validity to saying things along
the line of 'the wave function of the behavior.'
So, in this sense, I likewise hold with -
> invoking concepts of
> "belief," "memory item," etc. in analysis of social phenomena
> strikes me as fairly unremarkable in the world of scientific postulates.
- postulates being just that.
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