Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Systems Science

  1. Jan 18, 2010 #1

    OmCheeto

    User Avatar
    Gold Member
    2016 Award

    Has there been any discussion regarding the addition of "Systems Science" to the forum? Perhaps under the "Other Sciences" heading. I've seen people question why a certain topic is listed under "Earth Science", and have seen the response that; "It is a multi-disciplinary science".

    Or would this open up a 10 year old can of "we've moved your thread because" worms?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 30, 2010 #2

    Redbelly98

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    I'm not aware of such a discussion, but I've been a member even less time than you Om. I believe we would have to see a lot of activity posted on a topic before considering giving it its own forum.

    Does the Engineering Systems & Design forum come anywhere close to what you have in mind? Please excuse my ignorance about this field.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 #3

    apeiron

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    OmCheeto - what's your idea of systems science?

    These days, I would see it centred around hierarchy theory, dissipative structure theory, Peircean semiotics, complex adaptive systems, second order cybernetics, generative neural networks, relational biology, scalefree networks, condensed matter physics and self-organising systems.

    So quite a variety of currently active approaches. But most distinguished by a recognition of some kind of downward causation to complement the usual bottom-up causality of atomistic and mechanistic modelling - which is what makes a system more than the sum of its parts.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Systems Science
  1. Science advisors? (Replies: 31)

  2. Science level (Replies: 11)

  3. A disservice to science (Replies: 53)

Loading...