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Roger L. Costello wrote:

> Sorry to be so fuzzy on this.  I confess that am still a novice at complex
> systems.  /Roger

Roger, if you are after "emergent" behavior, why don't you try to 
compute Conway's game of Life using an xslt stylesheet?  The stylesheet 
would play the part of the autonomon, obeying a small selection of 
simple rules.  You would feed the result of each transformation to the 
stylesheet as the new input at each cycle.

If Mike Kay can solve a chess problem and display the board with xslt, 
you ought to be able to compute the game of Life, I would think.

I am not sure if that is what you are interested in, but it could 
produce the kind of emergent behavior (i.e., stable patterns) that Life 
can exhibit.


Tom P


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