Authors: Anna C. Balazs and Irving R. Epstein
Title: Emergent or Just Complex?
Summary: Efforts toward creating artificial cells are shedding light on how life may have emerged. The concept of emergence in the physical and biological sciences is an elusive one. The term refers to phenomena in which the complexity of structures or behaviors in systems with many interacting components exceeds that predicted from knowledge of the individual components and the forces between them.
Source: SCIENCE; 25 SEPTEMBER 200; VOL 325; pp 1632-1634