ISSN 2567-6458, 19.August 2022 – 19 August 2022
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
This text is part of the subject COMMON SCIENCE as Sustainable Applied Empirical Theory, besides ENGINEERING, in a SOCIETY. It is a preliminary version, which is intended to become part of a book.
Every (biological) system which has some sensory input possesses certain states which represent for the system the NOW: that what ‘happens actually’, what is ‘present’ in a mixture of properties and events.
But a NOW provides as such no ‘knowledge’. It is only a NOW.
To ‘overcome’ the NOW a system must be able to map parts of the NOW into other systems states, into such states, which can be ‘recalled’, and which as ‘recalled states’ can be ‘compared’ with the actual NOW. Such a ‘comparison’ can yield ‘similarities’ and ‘differences’. Out of differences distributed over different recalled states ‘sequences of states’ can be constructed’, and sequences of such states can reveal by differences ‘changes’ of properties between consecutive states. With the aid of such sequences revealing possible changes the NOW is turned into a ‘moment’ embedded in a ‘process’, which is becoming the more important reality. The NOW is something, but the PROCESS is more.
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