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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society by John H. Miller

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From So Simple a Beginning: Interactions

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

—Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

We are surrounded by “endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful,” whether they are embodied by one of the myriad of species we find on our planet or in artificial structures such as the New York Stock Exchange. Darwin’s keen insight, the one that put grandeur in his view of life, was that reproduction with variable inheritance and natural ...

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