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Who me? WAS: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: [PORT-L] Nadin on Anticipation

Was that Peter Jones me or some other one?
I found out the other day that there are at least
15 Peter Jones-es living within a 2 mile radius of me.
I also know that there's at least one Peter Jones on the Web
who is a U.S.-based knowledge management guru
that isn't me either.    (01)

What's in a name?    (02)

Archibald Yakob Piondexter-Warenski Goonybird XVI    (03)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Park" <jackpark@thinkalong.com>
To: <ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:33 PM
Subject: [ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: [PORT-L] Nadin on Anticipation    (04)

> It seems to me that the significance of this talk on anticipation goes
> to important aspects of holistic thinking.  Earlier, if memory is
> Peter Jones asked about chaos and other forms of inquiry.  That chaos
> with feedback systems, that's one aspect of holistic thinking.  Robert
> Rosen wrote the book _Anticipatory Systems_ and later the book _Life
> Itself_, in which he applies Category Theory to an approach to
> that he calls Relational Biology.  The following talk, and any
> you can find with google might yield a useful perspective on holistic
> thinking, particularly as relates to applying that brand of thinking
to the
> evolution of an OHS.
> >From: Mary Keeler <mkeeler@U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
> >
> >Mihai Nadin is back in the US, this time as a visiting professor at
> >Berkeley, where some of you might catch his lecture this week:
> >
> >"The End is Where We Start From."
> >
> >http://buffy.eecs.berkeley.edu/Seminars/2002/Apr/020418.nadin.html
> >
> >April 18, 2002
> >320 Soda Hall
> >4:00-5:30pm
> >
> >"Anticipation: Why is it a subject of research? Anticipation occurs
in all
> >spheres of life. It complements the physics of reaction with the
> >pro-active quality of the living. Nature evolves in a continuous
> >anticipatory fashion targeted at survival. The dynamics of stem cells
> >demonstrate this mechanism. Through entailment from a basic stem cell
> >infinite variety of biological expression becomes possible. Sometimes
> >humans are aware of anticipation, as when we plan. Often, we are not
> >of it, as when processes embedded in our body and mind take place
> >we realize their finality. In tennis, for example, the return of a
> >professional serve can be successful only through anticipatory
> >A conscious reaction takes too long to process. Anticipation is the
> >driving the stock market. Creativity in art and design are fired by
> >anticipation. "The end is where we start from," T. S. Eliot once
> >Before the archer draws his bow, his mind has already hit the target.
> >Motivation mechanisms in learning, the arts, and all types of
research are
> >dominated by the underlying principle that a future state--the
> >result--controls present action, aimed at success. The entire subject
> >prevention entails anticipatory mechanisms."
> >
> >Mihai has attempted an overview of work on anticipation (including
that of
> >Rosen, Dennett, and others) in twelve definitions, which he states as
> >working hypotheses.  His project includes three forms together: BOOK,
> >DVD, and WEB (as repository and dynamic forum--a portal for a
> >community).  See http://www.anticipation.info
> >
> >for an account of his latest work.  Congratulations, Mihai!  --MK
> >
> >____________________________________________________________
> >Prof. Dr. Mihai Nadin, Visiting Scholar, University of California at
> >Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), Computer Science
> >199 MF Cory Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720--1776, Telephone: 510.643.4523
> >www.code.uni-wuppertal.de, www.anticipation.info
>    (05)