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irreducible complexity


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  • n. the minimal amount of complexity a system may exhibit while still maintaining its primary function


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  • The concept of coherence is implicit in the definition of irreducible complexity in the idea of parts that are “well matched” to a “system.”

    The Edge of Evolution

  • The concept of the number of “steps” resembles the idea of irreducible complexity in that both look to see if multiple factors are needed to produce something.

    The Edge of Evolution


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