At Home in the Universe

March 04, 2004

Our guest today on Focus has become well known for arguing that the laws of complexity in science generate much of the order in the natural world. He says that in his studies of philosophy, medicine, and biology, it is often the most complex and apparently random systems that show spontaneous order. It's a factor at least as important as Darwinian natural selection in producing the life we see all around us. Physician and science writer Stuart Kauffman joins us today to discuss this and more.

W. Ross Ashby Centenary Conference, University of Illinois: Cybernetics and Genome Systems Theory

Guest: Stuart Kauffman (physician; biologist; and complex systems researcher, Santa Fe Institute)