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Steve Bates

I get concerned when people want a definitive *answer* to a dialectic without integrating spacetime into the equation..

Sam Rose

Thanks for commenting, Steve. I cannot speak for Chris Cowan, who authored this article, of course. However, I can comment that I do not think this article is striving for a definition, more than just helping to put the meaning into context. Clare W Graves used the term "emergent" long before it was popularized by people referring to complexity theory (like John Holland's book "Emergence", for instance).

So, this blog posting is getting at what Graves meant with his usage of "emergence" in reference to human nature.

Steve, hopefully you'll read this reply to your comment, and when you have a chance, maybe you can expand here are on what you are referring to when you talk about integrating "spacetime" in the equation, and how you think this relates to "emergence" and human nature? I am very interested in what you might have to say.

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