In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonder of Complex Systems

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In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonder of Complex Systems

In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonder of Complex Systems

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Earlier this year, he suggested that when cooking pasta, one should turn the burner off after adding the noodles to boiling water. It was clear to us that this had to be done by physicists, because of the huge amount of data that had to be analysed. Sometimes it takes years to develop them, and all it took was another physicist asking a pointed question. For decades, science has been warning us that human behavior is setting the stage for a dramatic rise in the temperature of our planet. You’re angled into your pinched seat, and your seatmate starts telling you stories, at best, of unknown grandchildren and, at worst, vaguely offensive opinions about women in the military or crime in Chicago.

Especially now, when I have left a room, and people talking, and the stone flags ring out with my solitary footsteps, and I behold the moon rising, sublimely, indifferently, over the ancient chapel — then it becomes clear that I am not one and simple, but complex and many.In Rome in the winter, every evening we see starlings flocking above the trees, forming these amazing patterns. The anecdotes failed to give any sense of personality or deliberative process, and the physics were explained (when they were explained, which wasn't often) as if to another professional physicist, and not to a regular reader.

Overall his writing skills are very good - easy to follow and grasp without getting lost in his thoughts. Part elegant scientific treatise, part thrilling intellectual journey, In a Flight of Starlings is an invitation to find wonder in the world around us.

However, by this point, the author had proved himself a compelling teacher, and I wanted to be a good student.



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