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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2008 06:26AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 23 April 2008 07:08:22PM 1 point [-]

Reductionism IS the bottom-up, emergent explanation. It tries to reduce reality to basic elements that together produce the phenomena of interest - you can't get any more emergent than that.