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Asilomar 1999 

SIG Chairs:   Larry Edwards, Bill Shireman, Brian Swimme
43rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Sciences, at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, June 26 to July 2, 1999

Monday, June 28, 1999 (1:15 to 3:15 p.m.)

    Paper Session

    Chair:   Larry Edwards
  • A. Igamberdiev and I.Rojdestvenski, "Coherence as a Basis of Computational Properties in Living Systems"
  • Yong Pil Rhee, "New Paradigm of Self-Organization for the Study of Social Systems"
  • Simeon Hein, "Resonant Viewing and The Evolution of Human Consciousness"

Tuesday, June 30, 1999 (1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.)

Paper Session [Evolution of Political Systems]

Chair:   Bill Shireman
Discussants: Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt and James Simms
  • Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd, "Complex Societies: The Evolutionary Origins of a Crude Superorganism"
  • Robert North and Nazli Choucri, "Globalization: "Soft" Variables, "Hard"

  • Variables, and Behavioral Paradoxes"
  • Peter A. Corning, "' Devolution' as an Opportunity to Test the Synergism Hypothesis"

Wednesday, July 1, 1999 (1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.)

Paper Session [Epic of Evolution]

Chair:   Brian Swimme
  • Larry Edwards, "From Mechanism to Spirituality"
  • Molly Dwyer, "Complexity and the Emergent Feminine: A Cosmological Inquiry into the Role of the Feminine in the Evolution of the Universe"
  • Tyrone Cashman, "Does the Darwinian Game Change When the Large-brained Primates Become the Mirror of Evolution"
  • James Fournier Evolution, "Entropy and Work"

Wednesday, July 1, 1999 (3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.)

Paper Session [Evolution of Consciousness]

Chair:   Brian Swimme
  • Eric Weiss, "The Experience of space: Chaos theory and the Evolution of Consciousness"
  • Alfonso Montuori, "Complexity and the Evolution of Planetary Culture"
  • Sean M. Kelly, "From the Complexity of Consciousness to the Consciousness of Complexity"
  • Regula Wegmann, "Towards the art of thinking with uncertainty"
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