Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Emergence in Biologic Systems--an Example

Every so often here at the World Complex, we like to take some time off working on the relatively simple problems of climate change, earthquake prediction, the dynamics of interrelated economic systems, and sudden state changes in everything from wind patterns to empires; and focus on the really challenging problems of life.

Such as--how does this happen?

Amelia, aged 11 months.

Amelia, aged 10 years.

And how does it happen so fast?

1 comment:

  1. Chatted with an old guy named Johann this afternoon. He seemed quite pleased with this.