Life after Newton: an ecological metaphysic.

@article{Ulanowicz1999LifeAN,
  title={Life after Newton: an ecological metaphysic.},
  author={Robert E. Ulanowicz},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={1999},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={127-42}
}
Ecology may indeed be 'deep', as some have maintained, but perhaps much of the mystery surrounding it owes more simply to the dissonance between ecological notions and the fundamentals of the modern synthesis. Comparison of the axioms supporting the Newtonian world view with those underlying the organicist and stochastic metaphors that motivate much of ecosystems science reveals strong disagreements--especially regarding the nature of the causes of events and the scalar domains over which these… CONTINUE READING

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