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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
The progress of science involves a constant interplay between diversification and unification. Diversification extends the boundaries of science to cover new and wider ranges of phenomena; successful unification reveals that a range of experimentally validated theories are no more than particular cases of some more general principle. The cycle continues when the general principle reveals further directions for experimental investigation. This paper suggests that the time has come to attempt adoi:10.1007/bfb0002714 fatcat:ivmoirlngjcivhptvq476b4ujm