Yaneer Bar-Yam Quotes

Who is Yaneer Bar-Yam?

Yaneer Bar-Yam is an American scientist specialized in complex systems and pandemics.

Born January 01, 1959

Best Quotes by Yaneer Bar-Yam

“Biology considers us as biological entities, economics as economic entities. We are not just biological or economic entities. We have friends and family to care for, and unique contributions that may or may not be part of the economy.”

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“Although Darwin’s theory of evolution discusses how the fitter offspring tend to survive, the reality is that whether or not an offspring will survive is mostly a function of chance due to the many possible wrong choices that exist for each right choice. Higher complexity organisms have more behavioral options, which in turn enables them to make more right choices.”

Making Things Work

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