Thursday, December 5, 2013

three complex Taos: Ecosystem

Of the three most complex systems known - consciousness, earth ecosystem and the universe - the study and modelling of the earth global ecosystem has a key relevance since several years, though widely underestimated and ignored, for prediction of destructive and irreversible environmental changes due to human influence.
The 2013 report on climate changes of the
IPCC  Working Group I describes the current situation and gives some future estimates:
Gary Larson

arriving somewhere but not in Tao

Never stop the car on a drive in the dark
Never look for the truth in your mother's eyes
Never trust the sound of rain upon a river rushing
Through your ears

Arriving somewhere but not here

Could you imagine the final sound as a gun
Or the smashing windscreen of a car?
Did you ever imagine the last thing you'd hear as you're fading out
Was a song?

Arriving somewhere but not here


All my designs, simplified
And all of my plans, compromised
And all of my dreams, sacrificed

Ever had the feeling you've been here before?
Drinking down the poison the way you were taught
Ever thought from here on in your life begins
And all you knew was wrong?

Arriving somewhere but not here

All my designs, simplified
And all of my plans, compromised
And all of my dreams...

Did you see the redness block your part?
Did the scissors cut a way to your heart?
Did you feel the end before the suns of mothers
Tearing you apart?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

meta-Tao cycles

Krebs cycle: citric acid
The next metapattern discussed by Tyler Volk and Jeff Bloom are cycles, structures repetion in space and time:


Cycles are repetitions in space or time, such as, circulations, waves, repetitive routines, etc. Interactions of cycles and arrows create spirals or helices.


  • In science: Kreb’s cycle, Earth’s rotation and revolution, lunar phases, animal movement, biological rhythms, breathing, water cycle, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, seasons, tides, bird songs, light, sound, cybernetic feedback loops, system operational closure etc.
  • In architecture and design: heating & cooling systems, movement patterns in buildings, etc.
  • In art: perceptual “movement,” musical compositions, choreography, etc.
  • In social sciences: repetitive actions, routines, rituals, helical patterns of themes running through discourse and other psychosocial situations, etc.
  • In other senses: laps in a race, wheel of karma, etc.


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