Talk:C. West Churchman

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The 1960s text[edit]

I removed the following 1960s text, because it is rather controversial and should at least have a reference or two to back this up.

During the 1960s, Churchman subsequent involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous provided a great deal of theoretical material for his future writings, as well as a rich source of anecdotes.

-- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 19:08, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I removed a second statement:

One of his graduate assistants, Alade Djehuti-Mes stated that “West”was particularly concerned about the failure of the world leaders to solve the high death rates of children in Africa from the various diseases, wars and malnutrition.

This person Alade Djehuti-Mes doesn't seemed to be notable. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 21:06, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I removed a thrid part:

One of Churchman's major contributions is the Systems Approach in the book with same title. It is class of systemic design principles, Chuchman points out several historic Systems Approaches. He also supplies his Systems Approach:
  1. The systems approach begins when first you see the world through the eyes of another.
  2. The systems approach goes to discover that every world view is terribly restricted
  3. There are no experts in the systems approach
  4. The systems approach is not a bad idea (Churchmans bias)
The systems approach is the origin of Idealized Design and Co-Design

This part is unreferences and completely taken out of it's context, so that it hasn't got any meaning anymore. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 21:52, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Worksection removed[edit]

Due to possible violation of copyright, see WP:Copyvio, I have removed the worksection of this article for now. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 08:39, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

P.S. I apologize for all inconvenience I have caused here, see also here. If you would like to assist in improving this article, please let me know. I can use all the help I can get. Thank you.