The Unicist Theory: A Paradigm Shift in Science
The Unicist Theory, developed by Peter Belohlavek, is a paradigm shift of the scientific approach to complex adaptive systems. The Unicist Theory has substituted empiricism by a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist approach and has replaced knowledge falsification processes with destructive testing processes.
This theory provides an approach to complexity based on the use of the unicist logic that emulates the intelligence that underlies nature. It integrated complexity sciences with systemic sciences in a unified field.
The Unicist Theory allowed understanding and influencing the evolution of living beings and artificial complex adaptive systems. This influence is exerted by using unicist logic and unicist technologies, which is now a worldwide trend.
The Unicist Theory was developed at The Unicist Research Institute to deal with complex adaptive systems and their evolution.
There are fields that are generally accepted as being complex such as: Life sciences, social sciences, anthropology, political sciences, economic sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, psychology, education, businesses, ecology and meteorology. The research began in 1976 and the expansion of its applications is still ongoing.
The Unicist Theory comprises the following discoveries:
- The Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature, which describes the essential structure of nature that drives its functionality and evolution.
- The Unicist Ontology, which is a model that allows emulating the ontogenetic intelligence of nature in order to make it apprehensible.
- The Unicist Logic, which allows emulating the triadic structure of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature using a unicist double-dialectical thinking process.
- Conceptualization, which establishes the process of apprehending the concepts that represent the unicist ontology of an entity using unicist-logical thinking.
- The Unicist Ontology of Evolution, which establishes the basic rules of evolution and involution.
- The Ontogenetic Maps, which describe the unicist ontogenetic algorithm of complex adaptive systems.
- Unicist Objects, which are adaptive systems that integrate complex systems to drive their functionality.
Scientific Evidences of the Unicist Theory
The objective of the scientific evidences of the Unicist Theory is focused on:
- Confirming the existence and functionality of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.
- Confirming the structure of the unicist ontology that emulates the ontogenetic intelligence of nature and allows defining the structure of complex systems.
- Confirming the functionality of the unicist double-dialectical logic to go beyond dualism, which hinders apprehending reality as a unified field, in order to be able to emulate the intelligence of nature.
- Confirming that concepts are defined by the ontological structure of an entity and, as Immanuel Kant discovered, have a functional meaning that is the framework of any possible action.
- Confirming the functionality of unicist objects that are built emulating the objects in nature like the organs in the human body.
The scientific evidences of the Unicist Theory that confirm its functionality to deal with complex systems are:
- The functionality of amino acids
- The structure of atoms
- The structure of biological entities
- The nervous system
- Similarity between natural and social objects
- Unicist concepts working as stem cells
- The thinking processes and the functionality of electricity
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Unicist Epistemology: understanding Complex Systems
The Unicist Epistemology is based on the development of the logical foundations and the empirical justifications to sustain human knowledge. This epistemology is a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to knowledge.
Knowledge is such when its use allows individuals to better adapt to an environment. To be used, it needs to be stored in the individual’s long-term memory.
The credibility of knowledge depends on having found the fundamentals that integrate the concept that defines the nature of an entity and having the necessary empirical justifications to make knowledge tangible.
The Unicist Epistemology was developed to build reliable knowledge to understand complex adaptive environments.
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Synthesis of the Unicist Ontology of Evolution
A living creature’s evolution is ruled by its concept. The concept is the functional logic structure of a living creature that defines it as unique both in its species and individuality.
Each living creature has a central concept that regulates its evolution and describes its purpose, the procedure under which it faces adaptation to reality and the action guide within which it develops the procedure so as not to trespass the limits of its purpose.
The concept describes a living creatures’ functionality. It defines its intrinsic concept.
Living creatures naturally transfer this functionality to the environment where they act, depositing functions that have the living creature’s same logic structure and that generate the existence of extrinsic concepts.
These concepts have the same logic structure but they are not implicit in inanimate beings; they are deposited by the living creatures they are functional to.
The concept arranges the living creatures’ chaos. It is the attractor which structures the chaotic behaviors of a living creature’s environment and arranges them to make them operable and functional to evolution or involution, should any be the case.
Introduction to Evolution
There is evolution whenever a being, as an individual or as species, institution, culture or a given reality reaches a higher level of functionality in its process of adaptation to environment.
There is a higher functionality when his capacity to influence the environment increases, and with it, his added value and his capacity of self-growth. Whenever he does so at the expense of the environment, there is involution.
There is also involution when the level of functionality decreases.
In order to understand an evolution theory one needs to be operating it in a field of reality whose completeness one has fully apprehended.
Whenever one does not perceive it within the sphere one is fully adapted to, that is, is influenced by and bears influence on, adds value and gets value in return, an Evolution Theory is solely apprehended from a rational stand, thus transforming it necessarily in mechanic and deterministic.
Therefore, all those interested in apprehending The Unicist Ontology of Evolution should read it seeking an intrinsic logical structure and its value added to fields where the reader can adapt perfectly well.
This implies that in order to actually apprehend an evolution theory one should imagine it as explaining fields where the one interested does not need an Evolution Theory.
All rational learning of an evolution theory inevitably leads to taboo and thus, to the lack of understanding.
Chaos and Evolution
According to the Unicist Ontology of Evolution, chaos does not exist in objective terms; chaos is any situation within which the individual does not manage to structure the evolution of a complex system.
Complexity is an issue related to the observer and thus, chaos theory is a theory of Man’s subjectivity in its attempt to influence a given reality.
All along the process of analysis of evolution, contemplated from different viewpoints we will describe chaos as the consequence of exerting influence on realities whose laws of evolution remain unknown.
Living creatures are those able to adapt, reproduce, grow and die by themselves. The transcribed living creature concept may be decomposed into sub-concepts that regulate the evolution of the living creature’s “sub-systems”.
There are artificial life beings which follow the same rules than living creatures.
For instance, institutions have an “artificial life” provided they can adapt, reproduce, grow and die. Therefore, those institutions which are beyond the men integrating them have intrinsic concepts.
Unicist Ontology of Evolution
The Unicist Ontology of Evolution structures how the “infinite” elements that participate in evolution are arranged around concepts which offer functionality models and which, when exceeded by actions, produce chaotic instants that end up in death or in a new order with new functional concepts.
This explains why The Unicist Ontology of Evolution is far from being a deterministic theory; it structurally operates in the world of possibilities, and in terms of conjuncture, in the world of probabilities.
There are no probabilities in the conceptual world; everything is “possibility”.
These possibilities are infinite a priori and, in the light of functional concepts, they arrange and offer a finite span of possibilities which make it possible to forecast what is going to occur, provided there is no unexpected “butterfly effect”.
The Unicist Ontology of Evolution asserts that concepts regulate the living creature’s functionality and evolution.
Living creature’s development is ruled by the evolution of their intrinsic concepts. A concept is an operational logical structure that determines a living creature’s functionality.
Therefore, concepts describe both the living creatures’ essences and their evolution laws.
This means stating the fact that concepts preexist within the subject and imply a huge difficulty to be apprehended. Concepts can only be discovered, they cannot be “built”.
Concepts define the ontological behavior of living creatures. At the same time, concepts exert influence on the living creatures’ functionality and adaptation to the environment, and they also structure their evolution.
By living creatures it is understood all those that are capable of growing, reproducing, adapting to the environment and dying by themselves.
The living creature concept contains a finite number of sub-concepts that regulate the operation of the living creature’s subsystems but which are also conditioned to it.
Living creatures, human beings in particular, can only have a very partial access to their concepts although they can approach sub-concepts which are functional to their observable activities.
This is how they are able to understand evolution without having to reach those ultimate structuring causes.
The Unicist Ontology of Evolution is not deterministic since the possibilities opened in the conceptual structures are so huge that it can only determine tendencies in situations where the living creature evolves or involves.
When a living creature enters chaos, because its concept became dysfunctional to the environment it acts upon, there is no possibility of forecasting its evolution except for the assertion that chaos will come to an end.
Chaos will end up either in the living creature’s death or in a new functional concept better adapted to the environment.
It is easier to forecast involution that evolution. Involution has a clear end: “death”. Evolution offers multiple possibilities