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INDEPENDENCE

Koerner, Jon The problem is that, in many cases for many systems, there may simply be no such thing as a truly independent variable. Out here in the real world, the phrase “independent” may often be oxymoronic. The very notion of independence reflects the world of Platonic idealism, a pure world populated by separate discrete things each with its essence, floating suspended in a sea of laws, rules governing the relations between these autonomous entities.