Santa Fe Institute

Can scientists know that they do not know?

Imagine you knew everything about the current universe – the state of every single particle – and all the laws governing the universe's evolution. Endowed with such knowledge, you could then predict the future, right? ...

Feb 17, 2014
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Early Clovis knew their land and stone

Some 60 km southeast of Socorro, N.M., a low gravel ridge runs above the Chupadera Wash in the Rio Grande Rift Valley. The remote Mockingbird Gap is a dry, narrow strip half a mile long, but thousands of ...

Oct 01, 2013
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New technique for dataset cluster detection

(Phys.org) —A persistent problem for mathematicians trying to understand the structures of networks – in datasets representing relationships among everything from galaxies to people – is community detection: finding ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Crowd wisdom economics: The bad news

(Phys.org) —Volkswagen is simply a better car company than Fiat. Profits are higher, and so are wages. Why doesn't Fiat just be like VW? Why doesn't Italy, for that matter, emulate Germany? Is it elites that perpetuate ...

May 29, 2013
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