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Michael C. (M, 51)
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    Sustainability : Information / Matter / Energy
    Project: What happened to nature?
    Every molecule, atom, in our body... is self-interested... is self-aware, and determined as such.

    All healthy systems self-organize, and maintain themselves by the same principals.

    Thus, when everything is self-interested, as in Nature, negotiations come into play... which results in collaboration, co-creation, and a positive participation in the human experience.

    all parts enjoying each other immensely
    Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Evolut Biologist, Greece/USA. She speaks beautifully on these subjects of sustainability/biomimicry/collaboration/gaia.

    I highly recommend viewing these clips ::

    some notes to self :

    + The idea of Holarchy (or, Whole-archy)

    "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 transformations 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." Humberto Maturana

    + Self-interest is a good thing... as along as it is contained within the self-interest of a community

    see Holarchy

    see Arthure Koestler

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    folkert     Wed, Jul 11, 2007  Permanent link
    Wow, just watched the clip, she is on it. Thanks for sharing, it's not everyday you hear the situation layed out so simply and conviningly. Good stuff.
    joakim     Thu, Jul 12, 2007  Permanent link
    Bacteria is mature and humans are immature? Utter gibberish. I love the Gaia people, they understand everything. She may be a scientist, who knows, but here she is a new age theorist / tourist.
    keen     Tue, Dec 22, 2009  Permanent link
    James Cameron's new movie Avatar has a point... The alien planet Pandora is actually just like earth. I hope this movie makes people think about what we are doing to our own world, and act as individuals to rebuild the global ecosystem.
    keen     Tue, Dec 22, 2009  Permanent link
    Since synergy is the only word in our language meaning behavior of
    wholes unpredicted by behavior of their parts, it is clear that society
    does not think there are behaviors of whole systems unpredicted by
    their separate parts. This means that society's formally-accredited
    thoughts and ways of accrediting others are grossly inadequate in
    comprehending the nonconceptual qualities of the scenario "universal evolution."

    There is nothing about an electron alone that forecasts the proton,
    nor is there anything about the Earth or the Moon that forecasts the
    co-existence of the Sun. The solar system is synergetic-unpredicted
    by its separate parts. But the interplay of Sun as supply ship of
    Earth and the Moon's gravitationally produced tidal pulsations on
    Earth all interact to produce the biosphere's chemical conditions
    which permit but do not cause the regeneration of life on Spaceship
    Earth. This is all synergetic. There is nothing about the gases given
    off respiratorily by Earth's green vegetation that predicts that those
    gases will be essential to the life support of all mammals aboard
    Spaceship Earth, and nothing about the mammals that predicts that
    the gases which they give off respiratorily are essential to the
    support of the vegetation aboard our Spaceship Earth. Universe is
    synergetic. Life is synergetic.

    Buckminster Fuller - spaceship Earth
    weather     Wed, Dec 23, 2009  Permanent link
    I love her reference to the imaginal cells in caterpillars. Appropriately I would like to note that the same cellular structures are found in the human heart.

    This is conscious evolution, this is us discovering our creative potential!

    Amazing post, thank you.

    I am inspired to post a short thing I compiled earlier this year.