May 08, 2017
i enjoyed all the different modules. I recommend they add more explanation to the chaos game assignment.
Jul 02, 2017
It's a good course to get acquainted with first hand information about studies in emergent phenomena
By Roger Parker•
Feb 12, 2019
I was disappointed with this course. It was unclear to whom it was intended because in parts it assumed a very limited knowledge of science yet quite a detailed understanding of mathematics, including Newton's method for finding roots, and Fourier series. In most of the sections I was left wanting to learn more. For example, in the module on consciousness, the key issue of how consciousness emerges from the coordinated activity of neurons wasn't touched on, yet there are several theories on how this might come about - I would have loved to have heard about these theories. Overall, I felt each of the modules was too short and too shallow. Perhaps if they were doubled in length then this might address the shortcomings that I experienced.
I also wasn't enamoured with the idea of peer-graded assignments, so I didn't attempt those. But what would have been useful would have been a discussion forum which is a feature of most Coursera courses.
By Chi Long Lai•
Feb 06, 2019
A very good course in introducing advanced concepts in a simple way and have performed the spirit of multidisciplinary research very well.
By Jean-Philippe Corbeil•
Jan 08, 2019
By John Hamilton•
Jan 05, 2019
Very good none technical introduction to emergent phenomena.
By Miguel Martínez García•
Nov 24, 2018
The course is too basic and does not provide much insights. It is also a pity that there is not a forum to discuss with the other students. Overall the course seems managed in a very lazy manner as compared to other coursera courses.
By jadoul michel•
Nov 02, 2018
Reductionism versus emergence: merely a short-sighted and fashionable point of view. Nothing to learn here and no way to check that you learned anything.
By Brent Van Minnen•
Sep 13, 2018
I'm currently on the second module.
The first module, taught by Michael Dennin was great and got me really excited about this course.
The second module, taught by Donald Saari, is really bad. He takes a subject I find very interesting (Chaos), and makes it boring, prattling on in a very disorganized manner while mostly staring at his toes.
I hoping that subsequent modules are more like Michael Dennin's, which was very well done.
By Thiago Souza da Silva•
Jun 07, 2018
Excellent entry-level course on the subject.
By Joy Smith•
Feb 21, 2018
Has new things I never thought about before. Really interesting.
By José Carlos Estrada•
Jan 09, 2018
An excellent explanation of a daily growing matter of science and research. I encourage everyone interested in a groundbreaking view of science, to take this course.