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"Life did not invent #DNA."

Experimental support for the #hotsprings hypothesis for life's origin: David Deamer of @ucsc on nucleic acid polymerization in the wet-dry cycling of Darwin's "warm little pond," powered by #geothermal. Lab results confirmed in #hydrothermal pools.
From "boring statistical partitioning" in the fission of early protocells to the complex #homeostasis-driven #mitosis of the cells we know - Doron Lancet of @WeizmannInstSci on the gradient between closure of #autocatalysis #networks to complex regulatory mechanisms of #biology.
"Life is an integrated nested network of dynamic #kinetic cycles."

Addy Pross emphasizes the importance of motion to the persistent forms of self-organizing #complexsystems at SFI today
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I have mixed thoughts about tiering classes, such as:
- Basic
- Advanced
- Master
- Trainer

Too often if amounts to a money-making scheme exploiting attendee ego. 🤨💸

But then again, crawl-walk-run. 🤔
I’ve taken a different approach to “scaffolding” - based on general to specific (as opposed to beginner to expert).

Example: Offer a broad conceptual, principle-based workshop to explore variety, generalized theory. Then multiple workshops for specific disciplines. >>>
.@dworakt & I offer a three (3)-day generalized course. We get attendees from all sorts of sub-specialties, units, & roles within US policing.

He & I individually then address multitude of specialized application of principle, theory, concept to a narrower collection of Ss >>>
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Remember how the Software Industry mis-read one paper and got stuck with an "implementation described above [that] is risky and invites failure."
Yup, that was #Waterfall. We might have seen some sense with #agile and now we risk to undermine this again with #scaling nonsense
Turns out plenty has already been written on the pitfalls of scaling (yup, already in the 70's, 80's, 90's....) and there are some great books and papers that lay it out explicitly and bluntly. Some of these papers supposedly know by the industry.
If there is one paper you should read, it is "How Do Committees Invent?" by @conways_law.
It's not just the origin of "Conways Law", it's also packed with compelling observations about scaling and legacy systems we're doomed to write.
Read it today.
melconway.com/Home/pdf/commi…
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