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By Stuart Kauffman

An enormous clinical revolution has started, a brand new paradigm that competitors Darwin's concept in significance. At its center is the invention of the order that lies deep in the most intricate of structures, from the starting place of existence, to the workings of huge agencies, to the increase and fall of significant civilizations. And greater than someone else, this revolution is the paintings of 1 guy, Stuart Kauffman, a MacArthur Fellow and visionary pioneer of the recent technological know-how of complexity. Now, in At domestic within the Universe, Kauffman brilliantly weaves jointly the buzz of highbrow discovery and a fertile mixture of insights to provide the final reader a desirable examine this new science--and on the forces for order that lie on the fringe of chaos.
we know of circumstances of spontaneous order in nature--an oil droplet in water types a sphere, snowflakes have a six-fold symmetry. What we're simply now learning, Kauffman says, is that the variety of spontaneous order is greatly more than we had meant. certainly, self-organization is a brilliant undiscovered precept of nature. yet how does this spontaneous order come up? Kauffman contends that complexity itself triggers self-organization, or what he calls "order for free," that if sufficient diverse molecules go a definite threshold of complexity, they start to self-organize right into a new entity--a residing phone. Kauffman makes use of the analogy of 1000 buttons on a rug--join buttons randomly with thread, then one other , etc. at the beginning, you've remoted pairs; later, small clusters; yet unexpectedly at round the five hundredth repetition, a amazing transformation occurs--much just like the section transition while water unexpectedly turns to ice--and the buttons hyperlink up in a single enormous community. Likewise, existence could have originated whilst the combo of alternative molecules within the primordial soup handed a definite point of complexity and self-organized into residing entities (if so, then lifestyles isn't really a hugely inconceivable likelihood occasion, yet virtually inevitable). Kauffman makes use of the fundamental perception of "order for free" to light up a astonishing variety of phenomena. We see how a single-celled embryo can develop to a hugely complicated organism with over 2 hundred diverse mobile forms. We find out how the technology of complexity extends Darwin's concept of evolution through typical choice: that self-organization, choice, and probability are the engines of the biosphere. And we achieve insights into biotechnology, the beautiful magic of the recent frontier of genetic engineering--generating trillions of novel molecules to discover new medicinal drugs, vaccines, enzymes, biosensors, and extra. certainly, Kauffman exhibits that ecosystems, fiscal platforms, or even cultural platforms may well all evolve in response to related basic legislation, that tissues and terra cotta evolve in related methods. and at last, there's a profoundly non secular aspect to Kauffman's notion. If, as he argues, lifestyles have been absolute to come up, now not as an incalculably unbelievable coincidence, yet as an anticipated achievement of the normal order, then we really are at domestic within the universe.
Kauffman's past quantity, The Origins of Order, written for experts, acquired lavish compliment. Stephen Jay Gould referred to as it "a landmark and a classic." And Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson wrote that "there are few humans during this international who ever ask the appropriate questions of technology, and they're those who have an effect on its destiny so much profoundly. Stuart Kauffman is certainly one of these." In At domestic within the Universe, this visionary philosopher takes you alongside as he explores new insights into the character of lifestyles.

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Spielsituationen lösen Abseitsregel: Eine Abseitsfalle kommt im Spiel mit der Viererkette selten zum Einsatz. Selbst Teams aus dem Leistungsfußball verzichten in der Regel darauf, da dies eine sehr eingespielte Defensive voraussetzt. Es soll aber mit der Abseitsregel gespielt werden. Dies bedeutet, dass ins Abseits laufende Angreifer nicht verfolgt werden. Doch aufgepasst: Läuft ein Gegner aus dem Zentrum in den Rücken des AV, soll er vom ballnahen IV verfolgt werden. Er kann nämlich sonst longline angespielt werden, ohne im Abseits zu stehen.

Da im Abwehrpressing der Abstand zwischen Abwehr und Mittelfeld sehr klein ist, kann ein angespielter Gegner kaum aufdrehen. Der Gegner muss dagegen weit aufrücken, um Anspielstationen vor dem Ball zu schaffen. So entsteht ein großer Raum in seinem Rücken, den die Spieler für Konter nutzen können. Im Abwehrpressing wird auch oft agiert, wenn es darum geht, ein Ergebnis über die Zeit zu bringen. Agiert man im Angriffspressing, unterbindet man durch das weite Aufrücken einen planvollen Spielaufbau des Gegners.

Ein taktisches Mittel gegen das Mittelfeldpressing wären diagonale Flugbälle im Rücken der Abwehr. Wie bereits beschrieben führen Flugbälle über die Außenverteidiger dazu, dass dieser ihn mit dem Rücken zum Spiel erlaufen muss. Schaltet man nun auf Angriffspressing um, indem alle Spieler Richtung Ball schieben, hat man gute Chancen in Tornähe zu einer Balleroberung zu kommen. Wichtig ist, dass der ballnächste Spieler den Verteidiger am Aufdrehen hindert und die Mitspieler den Raum um den Ball eng machen.

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