Statistical Dynamics of Religions and Adherents
published: Dec. 14, 2007, recorded: October 2007, views: 3902
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We argue that religion is another degree of freedom to describe a population on an evolving network. We present a comprehensive analysis of 55+2 so called religion evolutions, as measured through their number of adherents. The Avrami-Kolmogorov differential equation which usually describes solid state transformations is used in each case in order to obtain the preferential attachment parameter introduced previously . It is often found close to unity, indicating a smooth evolution. However large values suggest the occurrence of extreme cases which we conjecture are controlled by so called external fields. A few cases indicate the likeliness of a detachment process. Various cases are illustrated. It seems that religion is an as exciting, and even more physically interesting statistical physics subject than language  due to the presence of external fields and various time scales. Hamiltonian and Langevinian like description will be suggested.  M. Ausloos and F. Petroni, Statistical Dynamics of Religions and Adherents, Europhys. Lett.77 (2007) 38002 (4 pp);  D.M. Abrams, S.H. Strogatz, Modelling the dynamics of language death. Nature 424 (2003) 900 (3 col).
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