Tag Archives: Ashby

Models muddling models

For the man with a model, every problem can be solved. Be aware of problems the model cannot solve. Ignore the model, not the man. Harish Jose notes that any model will stop being a model, because it’s no longer … Continue reading

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Real information confuses

I got a message from one of my dear friends, who didn’t grasp the previous post completely. Understandable. Here I share my reply to her (stop reading when you feel confused), which I extend some what here. You’re not the … Continue reading

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Move on! No information to be found here.

I noticed an article Systems Community of Inquiry http://stream.syscoi.com/2020/11/29/destruction-of-information-the-performance-paradox/ . I cannot resist to inform you that information doesn’t actually exist. You’re creating (and destroying) information at this very moment. (Ashby – an engineer and psychologist – formulated his Law … Continue reading

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Natural explanation of evolving

Is there a scientific explanation for the evolution from molecules to (wo)men? Yes there is, nature (or, “naturing nature”). The same processes that drives evolving: random behaviour, Brownian motion or ergodicity. Naturally, all processes consist of random behaviour. (Even your … Continue reading

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Alles werkt vanzelf

Over mind@work methode Inleiding Jarenlang heb ik me het hoofd gebroken over hoe, laat ik zeggen, ‘betekenis’ tot stand komt. Maar je kan het ook de werking van het universum noemen. Wat maakt, dat we zowel rationeel denken als irrationeel … Continue reading

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The driving force behind systemic change

The quest for autonomy. The world seems to be in transition: war in the Middle-East, terrorism, Brexit and independence of Catalonia, North-Korea, unrest in Africa leading to mass migration, the down fall of Venezuela, Brazil, the financial crisis, climate change, … Continue reading

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Communication as the problem to the answer

In answer to Groups as complex systems, excerpt from the ‘Social Dimension’ of Gaia Education’s online course in ‘Design for Sustainability’ https://medium.com/@designforsustainability/groups-as-complex-systems-db395f94d370 Biological, living systems and their derivatives (groups) create themselves through self-reference and perform autopoesis. We call autopoesis “complex … Continue reading

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