Beyond Mere Rules

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A number of people who are paying daily attention to fast-paced domestic politics have observed that the rules of the game have changed.

As I see it, we don’t need a different set of rules. Rather we need a durable and sustainable set of scientific concepts more powerful than any that can be expressed in the impoverished language of ever-changing legislative rules and authoritarian edicts.

Here is my model of the mathematical progression, where most people have never gotten beyond reckoning the first stage.

  1. Heap of Rules
  2. Suite of Protocols
  3. Library of Functions
  4. Collection of Models
  5. Ecology of Systems

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  1. Jon Awbrey

    The rules are the same —

    Some people simply want everyone else to play by the rules while they exempt themselves.

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