## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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One can visualize these controlling activities in the form of an imaginary

position of x, y and z. If the x, y and z point is pushed upwards into Some other ...

One can visualize these controlling activities in the form of an imaginary

**attractor****surface**' in the shape of a cone, its point downwards and located at the normalposition of x, y and z. If the x, y and z point is pushed upwards into Some other ...

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One can picture a homeorhetic system in terms of an

again is located in a multidimensional space, so that one again has to form rather

an intuitive picture of it, rather than a precise delineation). In this case the surface

...

One can picture a homeorhetic system in terms of an

**attractor surface**(whichagain is located in a multidimensional space, so that one again has to form rather

an intuitive picture of it, rather than a precise delineation). In this case the surface

...

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The changes that are going on in the control systems as time passes can be

represented by bending the

occurs as soon as this bending results in there being a fold which brings one part

of the ...

The changes that are going on in the control systems as time passes can be

represented by bending the

**attractor surface**. A branch point, or catastrophe,occurs as soon as this bending results in there being a fold which brings one part

of the ...

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