From: Ian Wright (wrighti@ACM.ORG)
Date: Sun Sep 09 2007 - 14:01:16 EDT
Hi Jerry I think that understanding "a complex dynamic process in which there are tendencies and counter-tendencies and *lots and lots* of variables (and hence uncertain outcomes)" requires a formal (e.g. mathematical or computational) approach. Natural language theorizing can encompass a lot of material without really getting to grips with the underlying causality. But there's room for many approaches. Best wishes, -Ian.
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