18 MAY 2017 by ideonexus

## The Wonder of a Child Learning Their Native Language

Imagine you are faced with the following challenge: You must discover the underlying structure of an immense system that contains tens of thousands of pieces, all generated by combining a small set of elements in various ways. These pieces, in turn, can be combined in an infinite number of ways, although only a subset of these combinations is actually correct. However, the subset that is correct is itself infinite. Somehow you must rapidly figure out the structure of this system so that you c...16 JUL 2013 by ideonexus

## Systems Science as a Subset of Other Sciences

Systems science is best seen as a science that consists of nested sub-sciences. It is presented most compactly using the notation of set theory. Let A represent a science of description. Let B represent a science of design. Let C represent a science of complexity. Let D represent a science of action (praxiology). Let E represent systems science. Then A ⊂ B ⊂ C ⊂ D ⊂ E illustrates the concept that we can learn something of systems science by first learning a science of description. ...Using set notation... an interesting way to describe the field.