Re: History and Goals (for TE)

Craig Rusbult (
Sun, 21 Jun 1998 01:27:21 -0500

Glenn, responding to my question about how scientists might evaluate the
technical plausibility of his "cavern walls" and "dna phase space" analogy,

>Largely I think this is close to what the advocates of chaos theory applied
>to biology like Stuart Kaufman would hold. However they treat Kaufman is
>probably how they would evaluate this.

And what is the consensus (and dissenting variations) about Kaufman?
I've heard that many scientists think some of his work (but maybe not
what you're referring to here) is applicable only for computer programs
and math, but has very little correspondence with physical reality.
Is there an "FAQ for a discussion about Kaufman pros/cons" or book
reviews, or... that would provide a BALANCED summary of current views?