Part 2 of online notebook for the readthrough of Synergetics, an online version of which may be found at:
I am reading the 1982 version of the 1975 text from MacMillan.
|400.06 Thought is systemic. Cerebration and intellection are initiated by differential discernment of relevance from nonrelevance in respect to an intuitively focused-upon complex of events which also intuitively suggests inherent and potentially significant system interrelatedness.|
thoughts are always conceptually and definitively confined to system
considerability and comprehension. The whole Universe may not be conceptually
considered by thought because thinkability is limited to contiguous and
contemporary integrity of conformation of consideration, and Universe consists
of a vast inventory of nonsynchronous, noncontiguous, noncontemporary,
noncoexisting, irreversibly transforming, dissimilar events. |
400.24 General systems theory is another example of evolution by inadvertence. It developed fortuitously to accommodate the unprecedented and vastly complex undertakings of the late twentieth century, such as the 10 million separate and only partially overlapping "critical path" tasks that had to be accomplished and tested to foolproof reliability en route to countdown to eventual blastoff, Moon landing, and safe return to Earth, which found all conventional mathematical theory wanting. It required the development of the computer and star-focused instruments and computer programming arts together with operational research, which guess-improvises the inventory of parameter of variables that must be progressively programmed into the system in order further to reduce the magnitude of tolerated errors consequent to trial "bird" (rocket vehicle) "flight" (trajectory) control as the vehicles are progressively zeroed-in to progressive target rendezvous with celestial entities. Neither differential and integral calculus, nor "probability" statistics, nor any branch of specialized hard science has accredited synergy as an a priori assumption. General systems theory, which recognizes synergy as inherent, was discovered and named by the biologically inspired Ludwig von Bertalanffy.