Emergence

Biology 361 = Computer Science 361
Bryn Mawr College
Spring 2006

Agent Based Modelling
I. Agents and Environments
II. Deterministic vs Non-Deterministic Sytems

6, 8 February 2006

Some Blog Thoughts

Apparently this is going to be more of a philosophical course than I had planned on ... PeterOMalley

can a person create a program with no rules and no purpose? ... Every single program I've written has been to solve some sort of problem of accomplish some task ... Julia_Ferraioli

before thinking about your post I definitely thought that a program could have no purpose, but now I don't know ... LauraKasakoff

There's a strong argument to be made for tossing the concept of purpose onto the sentimental, self-delusional pile of anthropomorphisms ... Kathy Maffei

I was thinking about the ideas of "free will" and "agency", and they do not make any sense to me ... DavidRosen

Emergence - from the simple to the complex without an architect/planner

The World of Langton's Ant compared to cellular automata

"Purpose": using The World of Langton's Ant to try out "unpeeling the onion"

The determinate/indeterminate distinction

NetLogo as a modelling environment for agent-based modelling

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