Tom Atlee: Crucial Adventures in Systems Thinking

Crucial Adventures in Systems Thinking Systems are everywhere. They shape us and we can, do, and should shape them. Our destiny is tied up with them but they are pretty invisible. In this essay I explore some useful systems dynamics and perspectives and share two essays by others exploring the same vast territory in search …

Tom Atlee: Rachel Naomi Remen on Wholeness Among Us and With World

Rachel Naomi Remen offers a story about how wholeness became embedded in the world, waiting for us to call it forth.  I explore different dynamics of wholeness and how it relates to being agents of healing and transformation – including the power of disturbance to evoke grace. Wholeness moving in us and the world Tom …

Theophillis Goodyear: No Doomsday Gap – Facts Are Frauds, Because Truth is Wholeness

There is No Longer a Doomsday Gap: Facts Are Frauds, Because Truth is Wholeness The words facts, truth, and reality are the three most abused words in human history, because facts can be worse than useless when taken out of context. They can be used to intentionally distort reality. If we consider reality to be …

Theophillis Goodyear: Complex Systems Dynamics, Hueristics, & Poetry

Powerful and effective heuristics are the only way to quickly communicate the complex understandings required to save humanity, because they facilitate quick feedback. They break through information logjams. They reduce information overload. The various elite powers on the planet use heuristics in the form of propaganda to mislead the people and drive them like cattle …

Tom Atlee: On the Relation Between P2P Systems and Wisdom-Generating Forums – P2P Foundation

On the Relation Between P2P Systems and Wisdom-Generating Forums – P2P Foundation WHAT DO “WISE DEMOCRACY” AND POWERFUL DIALOGUE AND DELIBERATION PROCESSES HAVE TO DO WITH PEERNESS? P2P systems generate self-organization out of similarities and power equity: People eagerly move into productive/enjoyable relationships because of passions or needs they share with similar others when their …

John Maguire: Systems Approach to Physics and Cosmology

Subquantum Kinetics is a novel conceptualization of physics pioneered by Dr. Paul LaViolette. As both a physicist and systems theorist Dr. LaViolette views subatomic particles as open, interdependent, fluctuating entities governed by the laws of Ecological Non-Linear Dynamics. This contrasts starkly with the classical view that conceives the subatomic world as both closed and immutable. If we come to accept the findings of SQK, a whole new world …

INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Chapter 5 Systems Thinking & True Cost Economics

DRAFT 1 OF 15 Chapter 5: Systems Thinking & True Cost Economics Funded by Mark Palermo, Inc. A.  Thinking & the Truth. 76 B.  Systems Thinking. 77 1.  Overview.. 77 2.  Time & Space in Systems Thinking. 78 3.  Creating & Using a Provisional Model 79 4.  Understanding Risk. 79 5.  Acts of Man: Failures …

John Maguire: An Evolving Systems Analysis of Sandy Hook

An Evolving Systems Analysis of Sandy Hook Sandy Hook in a New Light: Lately I find myself attempting to fit both personal experience and global events into a General Systems framework. General Systems Theory is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry pioneered by biologist Karl Ludwig von Bertalanffy. It seeks to expound principles that are applicable to …

Berto Jongman: Princeton Focus on Financial Ecosystems, Finds that Big Banks Trample Economic Habitats and Spread Fiscal Disease

In financial ecosystems, big banks trample economic habitats and spread fiscal disease Posted November 14, 2012; 09:00 a.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications EXTRACT: Lead author and Princeton mathematical epidemiologist Nimalan Arinaminpathy explained that the paper represents part of an effort to examine how tumult such as the 2007-08 global financial crisis can spread …

Tom Atlee: Six Faces of Wholeness

Six faces of wholeness I offer here a framework for understanding what I might call “big” wholeness – a sensibility I have about wholeness that I can never articulate but which continually demands that I try. This framework attempts to embrace the manifestations of that inarticulable “wholeness” that I find myself sensing into and out …