Complexity introduces readers to the wide-ranging world of complexity science, with an emphasis on the computational side. Plus a robot that cleans up for you.
Optimizing for sustainability, personal cost, global resource consumption, individual dietary needs, and overall nutrition and health in the presence of uncertainty about the relative and absolute merits of different foods and diets is a nontrivial problem. The space of possible foods over which to perform that optimization is expanding.
But even with unlimited funds to buy whatever you wish and unlimited time for shopping and preparation, eating well still poses a challenge. There is an educational component as well; you have to learn or be taught what choices to make.
Summary: David Skeel argues that far from being a problem for Christians, the complexity of the world is in fact something best explained by the Christian faith. This book is helpful both for the person considering whether it makes sense to become a Christian as well as for Christians looking for ways to articulate how […]
Genome Shuffle. Andy Walsh wants to know how you respond to examples of life’s boundless diversity (e.g., Oxytricha trifallax).