Summary: Had my severe illness here. Was it febrile reaction to enormous cortical readjustment?
I don't know. But it felt as if I had "swallowed a rainbow". And the next page contains
the essential discovery. Adaptation essential nature of Dominance another type Nirvanophilia basis of
Summary: (1) It is impossible to say how much one variable depends on another. (2) The meaning
of "dx'i/dxk" is given. (3) The Question "Does xi depend on xk" is meaningless. (4) New form of matrix test for dominance is given. (5) Definitions
given of (a) xi-t curve depends on x0k, (b) xi-t curve is independant of x0k, (c) xidominates xk, (d) "parameter". Summary: I have decided in future to end the Sections with a Summary. It may perhaps force rather more tidiness into the ideas and will be useful for reference. Dependence defined Dominance definition Independence defined
Summary: If, from a given system, we remove knowledge of a variable, we must introduce probability
to replace it. (But see next paragraph)
Summary: The lower animals, at any rate, with their environment may be much simplified for
our purpose by noting that one animal may be considered to be split into several,
or many, parts, each of which has its own environment. So animal and environment = several machines, not one. Dominance and velocity Equilibrium of organisations Independence and velocity Levels mechanism of Organisation stable
Summary: The idea that "orderliness" or "intelligence" spreads like crystallisation is probably
covered more correctly by the more precise idea that it is "reaching neutral point
and stopping still" which spreads along a chain of dominance. Break equations for Dominance chain of Equilibrium spread of Organisation spread of Step function in differential equations
Summary: Examples are given in ordinary machinery of "change of organisation" and "break".
Both are rare.
Summary: A discussion is given of the meaning of the "change of organisation" (if any) which
occurs when a system settles at a new neutral point without change of the field. i.e.
a variable, without change of field, going outside the "range of stability" of one
neutral point. A complete clarification is given, together with its relation to my
previous ideas of "breaks". Dominance definition Organisation change of neutral point Substitution (mathematical) dominance in