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Is a Grand Unified Earth System Science possible? And if so, what might it look like? My best GUESS.

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Newtonian and Darwinian science deal with different phenomena, rely on different epistemologies, and are carried out by different scientific cultures. Yet if a Grand Unified Earth System Science (GUESS) is possible, a framework is needed in which those two sciences are miscible. I suggest that information the- ory, as extended and applied by Jaynes, provides that overarching framework and show promising examples from ecology and climate science of the capacity of information theory to cut through complexity.

This talk is part of the British Antarctic Survey's Natural Complexity: Data and Theory in Dialogue series.

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