On the Role of Science in the Postindustrial Society. "Logos" - the Empire Builder

Marchetti C (1983). On the Role of Science in the Postindustrial Society. "Logos" - the Empire Builder. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-84-011. Reprinted from Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 24 [1983].

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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 in describing 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 Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Economic Structural Change Program (ECO)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Technological Forecasting and Social Change; 24 [1983]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 07:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2165

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