The Question of Science: Physics vs. Social

  • Gerald A. CoryJr.


The major ranges of behavior, the algorithmic rules of reciprocal behavior, the social equation—all describe central behavior tendencies of our social brain. That is, they don’t explain all the detail about our behavior but only the general dynamic. They also operate rather imperfectly. I suspect that this will be true of any behavioral algorithms or principles we try to describe at this level of generalization (cf. Maynard Smith, 2002: 193). These behavioral algorithms, then, can only approximate, but not fully match, the precision of the laws of classical physics or even quantum mechanics.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

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  • Gerald A. CoryJr.
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  1. 1.Graduate Studies and ResearchSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

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