Yes, I had the same impetus to criticize his view/understanding of complex system. As a Theoretical Physicist working with Dynamic Systems, Im quite impressed (not to say "offended by") how people often use terms like that in a naive way. Also, to draw such a conclusion as "If our own lives meet these three criteria, then we ourselves are complex systems" is misleading at the very least. Because even if we are to caracterize life as a complex system (which would be overly simplified), to treat it mathematically would be impossible, even if it is to find any of its "emergent properties", let alone to draw conclusions about it.

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