The organism is wildly uncontrollable and unpredictable from the outside

The organism is wildly uncontrollable and unpredictable from the outside. From the inside, of course, you know what you are doing. You know that your actions are not random or arbitrary. And … if you are a perfectly happy human being, you would feel absolutely spontaneous and free. — Mae-Wan Ho 1 Notes: 1 Quote […]

Mae-Wan Ho on the autonomy of organisms

Mae-Wan Ho, is best known for her pioneering work on the physics of organisms and sustainable systems. Here’s what she writes on the autonomy of organisms in her book The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms (in italics, my emphasis in bold): Organisms are never simply at the mercy of their environments on […]

Norm Hirst on a life-itself science

Prologomena of Life-itself Science by Norm Hirst at The Autognomics Institute is an introduction (or prologue) to a life-itself science. Below are some axioms from the paper: All life is connected All living entities are autonomous All living entities are complex All living entities are self-referential Self-referential implies self-observation and awareness Living entities survive by […]

Book Review: Sky Above, Earth Below

Principles John Milton wrote Sky Above, Earth Below: Spiritual Practice in Nature in the hope that the practices and principles he shares will “greatly enrich your life” (p.229). Over the years he has identified the following principles for natural liberation (pp.8—15): The fundamental truth: All forms are interconnected, constantly change, and continuously arise from and […]