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[[Image:Emergence.gif|left|Weak Emergence]] The CAS Group is a community for people interested in the science and theory of [[Complex_Adaptive_System|complex adaptive systems]] (CAS), and in their [[Basic_System_Theory|basic principles]] and [[Applied_System_Theory|applied principles]]. CASs are perhaps the most interesting complex systems, they are not only 'complex' - they are diverse and made up of multiple interconnected elements - and 'adaptive' - they have also the capacity to change and learn from experience. The basic element of CAS theory is the [[Agent-Based_Model|agent-based model]]. The logo describes the phenomenon of [[Emergence|emergence]], as it can be observed for example in swarms and flocks. Like [[Self-Organization|self-organization]] it is a essential principle in the theory of complex adaptive systems.
[[Image:Emergence.gif|left|Weak Emergence]] The CAS Group is a community for people interested in the science and theory of [[Complex_Adaptive_System|complex adaptive systems]] (CAS), and in their [[Basic_System_Theory|basic principles]] and [[Applied_System_Theory|applied principles]]. CASs are perhaps the most interesting complex systems, they are not only 'complex' - they are diverse and made up of multiple interconnected elements - and 'adaptive' - they have also the capacity to change and learn from experience. The basic element of CAS theory is the [[Agent-Based_Model|agent-based model]]. The logo describes the phenomenon of [[Emergence|emergence]], as it can be observed for example in swarms and flocks. Like [[Self-Organization|self-organization]] it is a essential principle in the theory of complex adaptive systems.
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There are also pages about the emergence and collapse of civilizations and [[Complex_Society|complex societies]], the [[Chaos_in_the_mind|role of chaos in neural networks]], [[Self-Consciousness|self-consciousness]], [[Beyond_AI|new forms of AI]], [[New_Kinds_of_Science|new kinds of science]], and new forms of technology and interesting philosophical questions as well, for example if we can describe the mind as a group of interacting agents, an [[Ecology of Mind|ecology]] or [[Society_of_Mind|society of mind]]. How does the [[Mind|mind]] work? What is [[Life|life]]? What is [[Consciousness|consciousness]]? What is evolution, and can we go beyond darwinism and extend Darwinian theory to inanimate matter, too, obtaining some kind of [[Quantum_Evolution|quantum evolution]] ?  
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There are also pages about the emergence and collapse of civilizations and [[Complex_Society|complex societies]], the [[Chaos_in_the_mind|role of chaos in neural networks]], [[Self-Consciousness|self-consciousness]], [[Beyond_AI|new forms of AI]], [[New_Kinds_of_Science|new kinds of science]], and new forms of technology and interesting philosophical questions as well, for example if we can describe the mind as a group of interacting agents, an [[Ecology of Mind|ecology]] or [[Society_of_Mind|society of mind]]. How does the [[Mind|mind]] work? What is [[Life|life]]? What is [[Consciousness|consciousness]]? What is [[Evolution|evolution]], and can we go beyond darwinism and extend Darwinian theory to inanimate matter, too, obtaining some kind of [[Quantum_Evolution|quantum evolution]] ?  
Sources and related projects are [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], [http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/ C.R. Shalizi's Notebooks], and the [http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/ Principia Cybernetica].  Related Wikis are for example the [http://www.swarm.org/wiki/Main_Page SwarmWiki] specialized on Swarm Intelligence and agent-based modelling, the [http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page InterSciWiki] on cross-disciplinary and complexity sciences research,  
Sources and related projects are [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], [http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/ C.R. Shalizi's Notebooks], and the [http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/ Principia Cybernetica].  Related Wikis are for example the [http://www.swarm.org/wiki/Main_Page SwarmWiki] specialized on Swarm Intelligence and agent-based modelling, the [http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page InterSciWiki] on cross-disciplinary and complexity sciences research,  

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Weak Emergence
The CAS Group is a community for people interested in the science and theory of complex adaptive systems (CAS), and in their basic principles and applied principles. CASs are perhaps the most interesting complex systems, they are not only 'complex' - they are diverse and made up of multiple interconnected elements - and 'adaptive' - they have also the capacity to change and learn from experience. The basic element of CAS theory is the agent-based model. The logo describes the phenomenon of emergence, as it can be observed for example in swarms and flocks. Like self-organization it is a essential principle in the theory of complex adaptive systems.

There are also pages about the emergence and collapse of civilizations and complex societies, the role of chaos in neural networks, self-consciousness, new forms of AI, new kinds of science, and new forms of technology and interesting philosophical questions as well, for example if we can describe the mind as a group of interacting agents, an ecology or society of mind. How does the mind work? What is life? What is consciousness? What is evolution, and can we go beyond darwinism and extend Darwinian theory to inanimate matter, too, obtaining some kind of quantum evolution ?

Sources and related projects are Wikipedia, C.R. Shalizi's Notebooks, and the Principia Cybernetica. Related Wikis are for example the SwarmWiki specialized on Swarm Intelligence and agent-based modelling, the InterSciWiki on cross-disciplinary and complexity sciences research, the AITopics Library, and the Scholarpedia. Recommendable resources are also Wolfram MathWorld and The Wolfram Atlas of Simple Programs.

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