September 24, 2006

Autopoiesis - Naming the Universe(s)

Autopoiesis - Naming our Universe(s)

Now that the nature of the physics of the Universe(s) has been well established by Perratt (Plasma Universe) and Thornhill (Electric Universe), et al, there is now a need to name that process that unfolds the physical characteristics and which is consistent throughout the whole, including those processes which unfold and emerge here on our planet Earth.

This name already exists and it is Autopoiesis (see below).

The electrical relationship between matter and mass allows us to understand how quasars can be newborn objects that have low mass and brightness and high intrinsic redshifts. With time, their mass increases and their intrinsic redshift decreases in discrete quantum jumps. This shows that quantum effects also occur on a galactic scale. We know through the work of Harlton Arp that quasars eventually, at the time of their natural and threshold maturity, proceed to give birth to planets and stars and solar system within the confines and influence of the parents.

In terms of the human differentiation, it is well known that every 7 years or thereabouts, where all its body’s constituents undergo similar (analogically) transmutated transformations and change at subatomic and atom levels within observable and known ranges in both the physical and neurological characteristics and domains.

The concept of entropy was first proposed by Clausius in the nineteenth Century to refer to a property of all closed systems by which they lose their capacity for performing useful work. Another way of saying the same thing is to say that they are gradually transformed into their most probable state. This latter statement of the concept of entropy was formulated by Boltzmann. A third way to describe entropy is in terms of a decrease in the coherent information in a system. That is, the greater the coherent information in a system; the lower its entropy. The more chaotic and disorganized a system, the higher its entropy. This view was derived by Claude Shannon in the late 1940s and is mathematically equivalent to the other formulations of entropy.

There appears from the foregoing that there is strong evidence between mass, differentiation, entropy, and coherency between all closed systems in the Cosmos as well as and including in life organizations on Earth and indeed all emergent phenomenon. And, that such evolution is structured through quantum laws and cyclic – and what appears to us as a process of non-linear irrationality.

Life - a self-organization entity - represents Intelligence - an emergence phenomenon, constrained by contextuality and structured by complicity; a Universal evolutionary strategy or any emergent phenomenon which has the capacity of self-organization. (Author)

Self-organization is a process in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open system, increases in complexity without being guided or managed by an outside source. Self-organizing systems typically (though not always) display emergent properties.

Self-organization usually relies on four basic ingredients:
1. Positive feedback
2. Negative feedback
3. Balance of exploitation and exploration
4. Multiple interactions

Autopoiesis literally means "auto (self)-creation" and expresses a fundamental complementarities between structure and function. The term was originally introduced by Chilean biologists Francisco Varela and Humberto Maturana in 1973. We are well advised to note here the two processes in play or the essence of duality innate in all life processes which are discussed in other pages herein.

An autopoietic machine is a machine organized (defined as a unity) as a network of processes of production (transformation and destruction) of components which: (i) through their interactions and transmutations continuously regenerate and realize the network of processes (relations) that produced them; and (ii) constitute it (the machine) as a concrete unity in space in which they (the components) exist by specifying the topological domain of its realization as such a network." The space defined by an autopoietic system is self-contained and cannot be described by using dimensions that define another space.

The canonical example of an autopoietic system, and one of the entities that motivated Varela and Maturana to define autopoiesis, is the biological cell. The eukaryotic cell, for example, is made of various biochemical components such as nucleic acids and proteins, and is organized into bounded structures such as the cell nucleus, various organelles, a cell membrane and cytoskeleton. These structures, based on an external flow of molecules and energy, produce the components which, in turn, continue to maintain the organized bounded structure that gives rise to these components. More generally, the term autopoiesis refers to the dynamics of non-equilibrium or a non-equilibrium thermodynamic system; that is, organized states, sometimes also called dissipative structures, that remain stable for long periods of time despite matter and energy continually flowing through them.

Further discussions on the implications of cellular biology are best viewed here: Dr. Bruce Lipton as well as Dr. Rupert Sheldrake as well as within these pages.

The effect of the milieux and experience on evolution where nothing experienced or something not undergoing a process of experiential intellectual acknowledgment is intangible and immaterial. Heuristic awareness strongly implies an evolution of consciousness

The hermeneutic, Maietuc psychagogy involved Socrates (or other advanced teacher) helping another participant to give birth to realities from within him. Plato believed that the human soul possesses latent knowledge, which could be brought out and elucidated by a special kind of interchange which he called dialectic--a bringing to birth from the depths of a person's higher being. The maieutic art of Plato’s Socrates involved his drawing his interlocutors into stating and reflecting upon the implications of their uncritically held opinions and their joint examination of these opinions to see if they were stillborn or viable.

"Indeed, the secret of your system has just this instant dawned upon me. I comprehend the principle you use in communicating your questions. You lead me through the field of my own knowledge, and then by pointing out analogies to what I know, help me understand that I really know some realities which hitherto, as I believed, I had no knowledge of." Xenophon, Oeconomicus.

"Sufis believe that, expressed in one way, humanity is evolving to a certain destiny. We are all taking part in that evolution. Organs come into being as a result of the need for specific organs (Rumi). The human being's organism is producing a new complex of organs in response to such a need. In this age of the transcending of time and space, the complex of organs is concerned with the transcending of time and space. What ordinary people regard as sporadic and occasional bursts of telepathic or prophetic power are seen by the Sufi as nothing less than the first stirrings of these same organs. The difference between all evolution up to date and the present need for evolution is that for the past ten thousand years or so we have been given the possibility of a conscious evolution. So essential is this more rarefied evolution that our future depends upon it." Idries Shah: The Sufis

We have not yet arrived at our destiny but are truly on its Path.

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