The most difficult questions: a brief reflection inspired by K. Vela Velupillai's contributions in computable economics, evolution and complexity
The most interesting questions tend to be also the most difficult ones to answer. In any discipline, such questions might be those that pertain not only to the subject matter of the discipline but have wider implications for other disciplines. This also means that to answer such questions often requires some knowledge of other fields of study. After all, each discipline is a study of only a limited aspect of our very complex reality. In trying to gain this knowledge of reality, we all hope that, while we may never gain the full knowledge of reality, we may at least be a little bit "wiser" about what we don't know and perhaps more importantly, something about ourselves. The body of knowledge that is the lifetime owrk of K. Vela Velapillai takes us on a journey of discovery of such kind. Where do we begin?