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Systems Thinking

on 25 August 2010 - 2:33pm
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The founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. Ervin Laszlow;

Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, serving as founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group.

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Gene Bellinger

We believe employing a systems perspective provides individuals, groups and organizations a greater likelihood of creating the future they desire with fewer unintended consequences. The endeavor is to promote further awareness and understanding of the power and value of employing a systems perspective and create content essential to enable one to develop and evolve the skill and ability to think and act systemically.

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The emerging edge of systems science which can give insight in to the nature of complex adaptive systems is presented on this site.  ~ Introduction to complex systems by David Kirshbaum  ~ Chris Lucas


"Synergistic effects of various kinds have also played a major causal role in the evolutionary process; in particular, synergistic effects have provided the underlying functional basis for the evolution of complex systems, in nature and human societies alike."  Peter Corning, The Synergism Hypothesis, 1998


"Synergy involves the working together of the parts of any complex system; and each person is not only an individual, but a part of the various groups and organizations to which he belongs, and to society as a whole. In the synergic mode, a human being acts naturally so as not only to achieve his own goals, but also, whenever feasible, to promote the goals of others, with least impedance to anyone. The Golden Rule - 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' - becomes not a moral commandment to be obeyed, but a natural and logical consequence of his mode of being, as natural as breathing, sleeping or sexual activity." N. Arthur Coulter, Human Synergetics, 1976, Chapter 1