Where does the order come from? Stu Kauffman’s Investigations

I’ve always found Stuart Kauffman fascinating, although his thinking can be hard to grasp (for me). Here’s one old attempt to get hold of it. He hasn’t published at book length since, but he’s still thinking about these things, as in this recent piece. Re-reading, I am reminded of a more recent thinker about origins […]

Is science multicultural? Taking sides in the science wars.

The so-called “science wars” generated more heat than light in the ’90s. They did, though, encourage you to work hard to figure out what you actually thought about science. I do recall working quite hard (as I’m a poor philosopher) on this piece, which tries to adjudicate between two authors who’d normally be taken as […]