Complexity science is the study of complex systems. This includes fields like cognitive computing, systems theory, game theory, economics, influence, collective intelligence, etc. In a way, complexity science is a blanket term for any field that works with complex systems and requires “complexity thinking” and “systems thinking”. (see why common core).

The world is complex, and we need to understand complexity to succeed. This as true for computers, as it is for markets, as it is for politics, as it is for physics, as it is for social science, as it is for biology, etc.

Here is a great introduction video by Complexity Academy to supplement the articles below (I highly suggest their stuff, we use it liberally).

Factoids tagged with "Complexity Science"

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Are Binary Myth

Studies have shown there is no single determinant of sex, gender, or sexuality. In terms of both sex (genetic) and gender (a social construct), a binary distinction of “male or female” fails to describe a wide range of humans in practice. Meanwhile, sexuality (a preference) eludes any simple categorization as well. Simply put, despite some binary aspects (for example a person either has a Y gene or they don’t), Gender, Sex, and Sexuality are all non-binary and each is instead a complex spectrum… and we can prove it with science and logic.

Game Theory is the Study of Games Myth

Game theory involves games, but it isn’t the study of games. It is the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation regarding decision making.

Common Core Doesn’t Work Myth

The Common Core works in theory, in that it should teach all kids key critical thinking skills, but the implementation has been under-supported leading to real issues.

Game Theory is the Science of Strategy Fact

Game theory is “the science of strategy,” a branch of mathematics that studies the strategy, rules, and statistics of decision making games and applies it to other fields.

A System is a Set of Properties Fact

A system is any “bound”, finite, set of physical and/or conceptual properties (elements) such as physical objects, rules, or space time coordinates.

Blog Posts tagged with "Complexity Science"

The Historical Effects of Wealth Inequality

We examine the historical effects of social, political, and economic inequality on society to see how it has led to social unrest and events like revolutions and populist uprisings.

Conspiracy Theories Explained

Conspiracy theories are sets of one more speculative hypotheses, backed by fallacious reasoning, that suppose a conspiracy.