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 …

Tom Atlee: Wholesome Capitalism

Wholesome capitalism? What would wholesome capitalism look like? “Wholesome” means healthy, in the sense of something that promotes physical and moral well-being. Wholesome capitalism would take into account the wholeness of people and the social and natural world we live in, and it would enhance that wholeness. Some people think capitalism already does this. They …

Lynn Wheeler: Why Financial Systems Demand False Complexity and Ignorance…Corruption is Merely a Bonus

Financial Cryptography Where the crypto rubber meets the Road of Finance… December 11, 2011 Why (my, all) financial systems fail — information complexity I spent over a decade building the snappiest financial system around. In that time I pursued one goal of efficiency: reduction of complexity. This wasn’t only goodness in an angelic sense, it …

Review: Whole Earth Discipline – An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Stewart Brand Surprising, Challenges, Perhaps Wrong on Some Points,September 13, 2011 This book is an absorbing read, and several of the top reviews are very useful to anyone considering buying the book (also available in paperback, Amazon is now NOT crossing reviews over from different forms, a mistake in my view, but perhaps motivated by …

Venessa Miemis: Beyond Systems Thinking

Excellent piece from Rethinking Complexity: Studying Systems for a Humane and Sustainable World. From Systems Thinking to Systems Being CONCLUSION Systems being involves embodying a new consciousness, an expanded sense of self, a recognition that we cannot survive alone, that a future that works for humanity needs also to work for other species and the …