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posted 30. March 2007 15:09
I am presenting for discussion an essay "THE SIMPLICITY OF THE COMPLEX SYSTEMS" in which I am criticizing the evidences supporting Holistic paradigm and present a hypothesis about emergence of Life.
In this essay, the widely accepted paradigm that "The Whole is more than the sum of its parts" is criticized. It is also argued that no system properties emerge, but a cumulative effect and interaction in the system just reveals the part’s hidden properties that cause a perception of Emergence phenomena. A system acts as a “litmus paper” and a “magnifying glass” that just reveal the element’s properties not observable otherwise.
To explain the living system phenomenon, it is proposed that Consciousness is a fundamental property of MATTER. According to this hypothesis, Consciousness property is not observable in the non-living equilibrium systems. However if a system steered far enough from an equilibrium and passed the critical point, a non-equilibrium system will emerge that may reveal the property that wasn’t recognized in their elements. This property we call - LIFE.
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