Daily Archives: January 26, 2007

Physics of Religion

has spotted a little gem of an article on mathematically modeling the growth and decline of religions

Here’s an interesting way to think about the spread of religion. Intuitively, it spreads like an infectious disease, so it could be modeled mathematically as a process of contagion, such as influenza or plague. Now some physicists have proposed modeling it like the process of crystallization

His article here

The original article here – needs free registration