Dr. Prigogine's dissipative structure theory
and some critical comments on this theory
Comments on dissipative structure theory
- Auteur: J.
- Titre: Science of Chaos or Chaos in Science?
- Références: Physicalia Magazine, Vol 17,
The flight from Science and Reason, PR Gross, N Levitt, MW Lewis (eds),
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, volume 775, pp 131-175.
I try to clarify several confusions in the popular literature
chaos, determinism, the arrow of time, entropy and the role of
in physics. Classical ideas going back to Laplace and Boltzmann are
and defended while some recent views on irreversibility, due to
Walter T. Grandy, Jr.
"They envision a fundamental irreversibility throughout the
microscopic world, despite the absence of any empirical
to support those beliefs."
Origins of Entropy and Irreversibility
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...
Cosma Rohilla Shalizi
Also read other scientists' comments cited therein (click links).
Dissipative structure theory
The Ilya Prigogine
for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems
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