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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 6

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/6.   Regulation blocks the flow of variety.   On what scale can any particular mechanism be measured for its value or success as a regulator?  The perfect thermostat would be one that, in spite … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Discussion 1

Re: Ontolog Forum • JA • PDM JA: We continue in pursuit of a system-theoretic answer to the question:  What are formalisms and all their embodiments in brains and computers good for? PDM: Could you also provide a brief answer … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 5

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/5.[concl.]   To make the assumptions clear, here are some simple cases, as illustration.  (Inanimate regulatory systems are given first for simplicity.) (1) The thermostatically-controlled water-bath.  is its temperature, and what is desired is the … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 4

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/5.[cont.]   Now regard the system as one of parts in communication.  In the previous section the diagram of immediate effects (of cat and mouse) was (or could be regarded as) We are now considering the … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 3

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/5.   What is it survives, over the ages?  Not the individual organism, but certain peculiarly well compounded gene-patterns, particularly those that lead to the production of an individual that carries the gene-pattern well protected … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 2

Regulation In Biological Systems Survival 10/4.   What has just been said is well enough known.  It enables us, however, to join these facts on to the ideas developed in this book and to show the connexion exactly. For consider … Continue reading

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Cybernetics • Regulation In Biological Systems • Selection 1

Regulation In Biological Systems 10/3.   The foundation.   Let us start at the beginning.  The most basic facts in biology are that this earth is now two thousand million years old, and that the biologist studies mostly that which … Continue reading

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Constraints and Indications : 2

Re: Ontolog Forum • Joseph Simpson Coping with collaboration, communication, context, integration, interoperability, perspective, purpose, and the reality of the information dimension demands a transition from conceptual environments bounded by dyadic relations to those informed by triadic relations, especially the … Continue reading

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Homunculomorphisms • 2

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle There’s a far-ranging discussion that takes off from this point, touching on links among analogical reasoning, arrows and functors, cybernetic images, iconic versus symbolic representations, mental models, systems simulations, etc., and just … Continue reading

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Homunculomorphisms • 1

Re: John Baez • The Internal Model Principle Ashby’s book was my own first introduction to cybernetics and I recently returned to his discussion of regulation games in connection with some issues in Peirce’s theory of inquiry. In that context … Continue reading

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