Scientific Reductionism


Multiple prisms of light shining in various angles Jodie Griggs/DigitalVision/Getty
Multiple prisms of light shining in various angles Jodie Griggs/DigitalVision/Getty

You might have read that "love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs," but would it really be better explained as the behavior of a large aggregation of elementary particles and their quantum mechanical and electrodynamic properties? Would a perfect a scientific worldview ultimately reduce all explanations to fundamental physics, or is there genuine novelty at the higher levels of complexity we find in everything from superconductors to politics? Join Robert and Joe for a journey into the innerverse of complexity, reductionism and emergence.

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