*“The whole is more than the sum of the parts”*

Who says scientists are reductionistic? Any superadditive system—due to complexity, interaction terms, valuation by an Lₚ norm with **0<p<1**, or some other reason—adds up to more in total than the pieces individually do.

(Such Lₚ norms are semimetrics but not seminorms.)

### Like this:

Like Loading...

*Related*

Tags: algebra, geometry, Gestalt, holism, literature, logic, math, mathematics, maths, reductionism, syncretism, synthesis

This entry was posted on July 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

## Leave a Reply