A 2020s Global Genius Glossary
When these definitions were first posted in 2004, Google and the Internet were just coming online. As viewers know, into the 2010s one could begin to enter any term, phrase, or name and get a short and longer description. Our home page query box can be used to search the wobsite references. Chapter IV contains many complexity terms, while Chapter V illumes a genesis synthesis.
An agent such as an organism may both adapt to and alter its environment through bodily and behavioral means.
Another phrase for self-organizing complex adaptive systems which emphasizes the activity of independent agents such as people that are in constant creative dialogue with each other.
An Algorithm is a set of mathematical, procedural rules which specify a sequence of steps to be carried out to solve a problem or perform an operation. Algorithome is meant to represent its implied genetic-like content and function.
A theory that the presence of human beings constrains the numerical parameters the universe can have. It the comes in 2 levels: the weak anthropic principle holds that the universe is the way it is because we are here; the strong version asserts that the universe was made to evolve into humans.
Our human industrial impact since circa 1950 has come to have this name, after the Holocene, see Chap. VIII. But it is not a natural phase, rather the period is most known for a rapacious aberration which fouls the land, seas and atmosphere. See Earthropocene Era herein for a subseguent sustained, whole world super-organic viability for both person and planet.
The study of and search for life elsewhere in the solar system and cosmos.
As Section III.E.2 Cosmopoiesis contributes, many biochemical reactivities from life’s origins to sequential layers of entities and ecosystems which act to initiate their own beneficial occasion has gained much scientific support. Other names are autopoiesis, self-making, semiopoiesis (Solyan) whence some internal proclivity and/or agency serves to enhance and empower
A term for the ability of living systems to recursively referr to their own internal description so as to organize and maintain themselves.