Posted: Feb 05, 2023 12:24 am
by BWE
romansh wrote:I don't think science denies a systems perspective either. Science if anything tries to simplify systems to understand the inner workings and if it can put it back together again. I am not saying you said science denies complexity in that evolutionary biology and ecology are undeniably complex.

When we can't put a system back together again eg the gravitational behaviour of some galaxies and the universe at large then this becomes a boundary of understanding.

IMO, the notions of reductionism and holism are important aspects of science. A limit of understanding in a reductionist framework lands everywhere complexity and nonlinearity intervene but that doesn't mean that, just because one mode of understanding breaks down, that other modes can't apply.