Complexity:: understanding living systems


Reading the attached may, in many respects, do no more than confirm what you already knew…even if aspects are so familiar that they are taken for granted.

“Living Systems” with too much order can become as fragile as those with too much chaos and one of the most significant sentences is, perhaps, the last:

You must not become complacent with a pattern that works today because new patterns will be needed in the very near future

…do we continue to wait for uncertainty like we can do nothing or do we use advanced tools [from Ontonix] to identify the “patterns” than can help us maintain “balance”?

If we don’t prepare how can we be resilient?

Animated gif showing the setting up of a gradi...

Animated gif showing the setting up of a gradient which can then be used by cells to gather information about their position early on in morphogenesis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All systems have certain characteristics in common. Non-living systems include heating and air conditioning systems, electrical systems, computer systems, radar systems, weather, the solar system and so on. Living systems include animals, people, organizations, communities, nations and the world. The following key characteristics of systems are based on General System Theory, the landmark work by Viennese biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy, and other insights from the life sciences.

via Understanding Living Systems.

If you are “hungry” for more Complexity Facts, from the work undertaken by Ontonix, follow the links.

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