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On Monday, February 11, 2002, at 10:36 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
> Meanwhile, I am working on modeling the dynamics of multi-party
> conflict and
> think I have a pretty nifty approach. I hope to put it up on
> Stella, the
> systems dynamics program and see how it works.
I'm not a mathematician, and I don't play one on TV, but, I know
that fluid mechanics tugs at me sometimes, and I know I've seen
something recently that applied it to trends in culture, and had
And then, the sheer complexity of human social interaction would
seem to require some sort of pan-dimensional Deep Thought
running many matrixed universes in a probability program using
And, while that all seems like technobabble, maybe it ain't.
It all does harken back to Hari Seldon, and I know we've
discussed Asimov's social science innovator here before. I've
often thought Scientology owed a good debt to Seldon, in that
the followers all wanted to be part of the Foundation.
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