On the Role of Science in the Post-Industrial Society: "Logos" the Empire Builder

Marchetti C (1982). On the Role of Science in the Post-Industrial Society: "Logos" the Empire Builder. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-82-006

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Abstract

The hypothesis that language and DNA represent two stages of the same evolutionary path is briefly evaluated. Volterra equations, so useful to describe the dynamics of competing systems are in fact equally efficient in describing social behavior, as shown in numerous examples. The emergence of language first, and science later, interpreted as a metalanguage, are attributed to a "hypercyclization" of basic competing utterances in analogy of hypercyclization of quasi-species of replicating molecules in Manfred Eigen's theory of DNA development and evolution.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:51
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 22:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2009

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