*RS:I'm not sure how that comment is restricted to anything???*

JM: I think it is: to practicality. I allowed myself to be in the ivory
tower.
J

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 8:09 PM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 03:58:13PM -0400, John Mikes wrote:
> > Russell,
> > you seem to be restricted by OUR model-items, so far discovered. I call
> > 'magic' the so far undiscovered, which - however - may become known later
> > on. Then it is not magic.
> > It would be the last thing to engage with you in discussing AL, but it
> > seems you consider a limited one:
> >
> > *RS: "(ALife researcher at least have the liberty of
> > researching any interesting emergent phenomenon without having any
> > particular emergent phenomenon in mind)."*
> > Restricted to the so far emerged ones? or those not showing up in our
> > limited search (fantasy)?
> > John M
> >
>
> What I meant by this, is if you assemble some system, and produce (or
> discover) some emergent phenomenon, then that would be a legitimate
> ALife study. Particularly, if there is some vague working analogy with
> life.
>
> By contrast, if you assemble an ecomomy of agents, but the emergent
> economy doesn't behave in the slightest like the economy your trying
> to model, then you can hardly claim to be doing economics.
>
> I'm not sure how that comment is restricted to anything???
>
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