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. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 24 (3): 197-206. DOI:10.1016/0040-1625(83)90015-X.

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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: Article
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 07:09
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 07:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12490

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