A configuration of elements in a given system is its spatial-functional structure, i.e. an arrangement of its elements one relative to another that also reflects connections between the elements. E.g. molecules of water can take different configurations depending on the ambient conditions; in particular, at temperatures below 0 oC molecules are arranged in crystal lattice. Below I do not consider variability of configurations over time and I assume they are static.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
As far as I am aware, design pattern recognition (aka Intelligent Design) has two large veins of thought. One deals with pattern recognition and inferring design as abductively the best available explanation given specific patterns. The other reasons based on the order vs. organization dichotomy.