Deborah Gordon | The Most Important Connection In Any Network Is The Local

Networks regulate everything from ant colonies and middle schools to epidemics and the internet. Here’s how they work

Deborah Gordon cuts to the heart of how all biological systems work, including us:

We live enmeshed in networks. The internet, a society, a body, an ant colony, a tumour: they are all networks of interactions, among people, ants or cells – aggregates of nodes or locations linked by some relation. The power of networks is in their local connections. All n…

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