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Apprehending evolution implies dealing with Ambiguity

Ambiguity is a human perception.  It exists only in the mind of the perceiver. Following the original etymological meaning of the word it is a perception that has two meanings for the individual. The question is “why”, “when” and “how” to deal with ambiguous perceptions.

Ambiguity appears every time individuals want to grasp the fundamentals of something.

The fundamentals of an adaptive system are defined by the ontology of what is being apprehended and this implies finding the concepts of it.

Naturally this requires having a sound knowledge and experience with what is trying to be apprehended. Having this knowledge, reality is perceived ambiguous, because the nature of something has a double dialectical nature that produces its evolution in the external reality or in the mind of the receiver.

If you never made the effort to deal with the fundamentals of reality you cannot apprehend what is being said now. If it does not appear ambiguous to you, it is uncertain, because you cannot recognize what we are saying.

If this is the case you will have to go through these writings, try to apply them to a real case you need to apprehend and come back to the writings. After this exercise you will begin to find a meaning and ambiguity will appear.

Without knowledge of the field there is no ambiguous perception just an uncertain external stimulus that cannot be grasped nor interpreted.

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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became the major research organization in the world in the field of human adaptive systems. More than 4,200 unicist ontological researches were developed since 1976 until December 2011 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution. They included the development of the unicist ontogenetic maps (DNA) of institutions: