Dr. Prigogine's dissipative structure theory
and some critical comments on this theory


Comments on dissipative structure theory

Jean Bricmont

Walter T. Grandy, Jr.

"They envision a fundamental irreversibility throughout the microscopic world, despite the absence of any empirical evidence to support those beliefs."
The Origins of Entropy and Irreversibility
http://physics.uwyo.edu/~tgrandy/entropy/node6.html

John Horgan

Trends In Complexity Studies. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN June 1995 Volume 272 Number 6 Pages 104-109
... "I don't know of a single phenomenon he has explained," says Pierre C. Hohenberg of Yale University...

Shu-Kun Lin

Cosma Rohilla Shalizi

"Ilya Prigogine"
http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/prigogine.html
Dissipative structures
http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/dissipative-structures.html
Also read other scientists' comments cited therein (click links).


Dissipative structure theory

The Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems (http://order.ph.utexas.edu/)


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