Herbert Simon hardly killed off the idea of a balance of nature (via Intersecting Processes)

ONCE upon a time, ecologists talked of the "balance of nature". It seemed that any small fluctuation in an ecological system was always balanced out by some other change, maintaining equilibrium even in complex situations. Though a seductive idea, it was finally killed off in the 1960s by the American social scientist Herbert Simon, who studied complex systems and concluded that it is in fact the simplest that tend to survive. (New Scientist edit … Read More

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