The INDIVIDUALIST

A Wiki about biochemical individuality

The root of all generative science is the quality of emergence and the process of self-organization. If we can summarize holism as the "whole is greater than the sum," then emergence might be paraphrased as "levels of significance arise with new hierarchies." Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. These properties allow for a holistic interpretation of events, versus the more common linear interpretation seen in reductionism, the heretofore dominant medical worldview.

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