Definition of Autopoiesis

What is Autopoiesis?

Some things have the ability to make themselves. Much of our classical understanding fall apart because of a lack of understanding that not all things need a creator, plan or source.

Autopoietic systems can generate order and even life from non-order. Self-organizing systems under the right conditions will spontaneously generate order. Crowds will suddenly act in a unified manner, plants will grow in specific forms and inanimate materials will spontaneously take on certain forms all without any hidden regulating or organizing substrate (genes, rules, plans etc.).

An example of Autopoiesis:

The emergence of novel worlds requires working within the logic of self-organizing systems.

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