1 min readWhy blackholes are simpler than forests

Astrophysicist Martin Rees says that a reductionist explanation isn’t always the best, or the most useful one.

In this article for Aeon by royal astrophysicist Martin Rees, he explains why particle physics (and the mindset it has created, reductionism) is not the answer to all scientific questions. He introduces the concept of emergent complexity, and how phenomena should be understood in terms of different, irreducible concepts.

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