Beloit College Magazine

Fall/Winter 2013 (November 1, 2013 at 6:00 am)

Probing the Future: The Art and Science of Prediction

November 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

Probing the Future 

By David Delphenich’75
Booklocker.com, Inc.
Bradenton, Fla., 2013

In Probing the Future: The Art and Science of Prediction, David Delphenich, a theoretical physicist, considers humans’ almost primitive desire to predict the future and the numerous, failed attempts to predict dynamic systems like the weather and stock prices, despite the aid of sophisticated technology.

Delphenich, a teacher who formerly worked in the aerospace industry, devotes the first half of the book to considering these attempts and in the second half posits a “dynamical” system as an alternative way of moving toward more reliable predictions.

 

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