Note on Complex Systems

J. theor. Biol. (1970) 28, 411-413
Note on Complex Systems
STUART A. NEWMAN

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-5193(70)90078-0

A short paper that states:

A view is presented which argues that hierarchically organized, complex systems are in no sense unlikely to come about in a world in which thermodynamics is operative, and that they, in fact, often represent states of greater entropy than unorganized systems of the same components. This view is also brought to bear on the problem of how qualitatively new behavior arises out of simple, interacting components.

I should say that I do not understand what information means in this paper. Otherwise, the argument is interesting.


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