All posts tagged with complexity

Link: Sandpile dynamics explained

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My UW-Madison mathematics colleague Jordan Ellenberg has an interesting feature in Nautilus that describes a simple model capable of generating very complex ...

Framing big questions in archaeology

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Keith Kintigh and colleagues have a brief report in PNAS this week about “Grand challenges for archaeology”. They summarize a series of conversations and a s...

Polytypism and complexity

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Adam Van Arsdale considers whether a “bushy”, speciose phylogeny is actually evidence of evolutionary “complexity”: “Linearity and simplicity in the fossil r...