The Ingenious Mind of Nature: Deciphering the Patterns of Man, Society, and the Universe

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CHATTER 4
Derivations and Applications

The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

This chapter draws on the material developed in the first three chapters and, in part, recasts it into a semiformal set of axioms and theorems, beginning with another look at the causality issue because it is so central to the physiogenetic model. This is followed by three sections on assumptions, axioms, and a transitional axiom, the last dealing with the problem of starting at or above the level of an atom. The theorems come next, divided into two sections: primary and secondary theorems. Secondary theorems are more descriptive than derivative. The concluding sections extend the physiogenetic model to abstract and sociological systems (in part, figuratively), present a graph showing relationships among systems that can and cannot

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