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Understanding complexity

The criteria by which the validity of theories of complex systems are judged are more nuanced than a naive understanding of ‘the scientific method’ suggests.

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Kivelson, S., Kivelson, S. Understanding complexity. Nature Phys 14, 426–427 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0136-6

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