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Modifications of its template may affect the capacity of a system to adjust to its
environment or suprasystem. Rarely, the mutant can adapt better than the parent
stock and so gain an edge in the struggle to survive. More usually, the changes
They include within their boundaries much of the environment into which wastes
are extruded. As the number of components of the living subsystems and the
number of artifacts increase, this environment becomes more and more nearly ...
5.2.3 Matter-energy internal processes I shall now discuss three of the many sorts
of internal matter- energy adjustments of societies: (a) adjustments to the
environmental effects of the society's use of matter and energy, (b) adjustments to
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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