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Re: Law of Fives Help?
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2009, 09:12:41 pm »
Bleeding into Bucky Fuller's work there Rurouzaru.

"Synergy is the only word in our language that means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the separately observed behaviors of any of the system's separate parts or any subassembly of the system's parts. There is nothing in the chemistry of a toenail that predicts the existence of a human being."

actually, the word "emergence" refers to pretty much the same thing.

interesting nonetheless, I keep meaning to read more of bucky's stuff.

i just don't see why he has to lead it in with a useless (and false) statement like "synergy is the only word ...", while the point of the paragraph is to point out the wonderfullness of synergy (or emergence), not that we only have one word for it (we dont, and even if we did, what's the point? in some languages there's lots of concepts you cannot fit in just one word)
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