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"structure" in a different sense than its most frequent usage in common speech or
in natural science. These two quite separate meanings must not be confused. It is
also vital to distinguish my use of the word structure from another scientific ...
A structure is not something which keeps coming back in a regular flow of
movement like a figure in a dance; it is something which just sits there like a chair
. Another and more important connotation is that of substance. The overwhelming
69note: But Turner, the historian, has distinguished structure and process quite
distinctly. (Turner, R. Personal communication . ) "As the scientific understanding
of phenomena has developed, they have come more and more to be dealt with in
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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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