Organized Complexity

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Organized Complexity

“Pattern is the ‘organized complexity’ from which all life was assembled and human beings ultimately emerged. That pattern of organization is the touchstone of our personal identity. Our tissues change as we live; the food we eat and the air we breathe become flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone… We are but whirlpools in a river of ever-flowing water. We are not stuff that abides but patterns that perpetuate themselves.”

Norbert Wiener:

(mathematician and pioneer of cybernetics theory)
(Conway, 2005. p 310.)
The very fact that we have grown organically according to the rules of our genetic replication means that our bodies are intrinsically made up from patterns. Understanding the underlying patterns in our bodies enables us to understand structure, motion and capability far better than without it.  They are the keys to our understanding.

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