Invitation to Functional Collaboration: Dynamics of Progress in the Sciences, Technologies, and Arts

Terry Quinn

Abstract


In all disciplines there is the question of how to promote progress and offset decline. But, what are progress and decline? For this short article, the main discussion centers on biology. A solution called functional specialization begins to emerge as relevant to all of the sciences, technologies and arts. This introductory article ends with some heuristics on various follow-up issues.


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progress, decline, sciences, arts, technologies, functional specialization, functional collaboration, emergent.

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