Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The problem is that, in many cases for many systems, there may simply be no such thing as a truely independent variable. Out here in the real world, the phrase "independent" may often be oxymoronic. The very notion of independence reflects the world of Platonic idealism, a pure world populated by seperate discrete things each with its essensce, floating suspended in a sea of laws, rules governing the relations between these autonomous entities.

Joe Koerner

nontriviality of nonlinear dynamics in psychology of learning
doctoral dissertation, university of minnesota,
(1988, p118)

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