Progress Toward the Application of Systems Science Concepts to Biology
Final rept. Aug 1971-Aug 1972
GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES INC UPPER DARBY PA
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Further content continues to be developed for a biological systems science. A number of themes are pursued. The first is the character of the command-control system for the complex human organism that is the character of mind. The second is an outlook on how the biological system can become self organizing. This is pursued by examining J. Monods theses in Chance and Necessity, and then attempting to write an alternate supplementary view on organization. A fourth theme, not reported on here, is the kinetic character of molecular transport at the membrane level. A fifth theme is the systems character of a number of organ or functional systems. These include the thermoregulatory system, the cardiovascular system, the water system including the kidney, and some further work on metabolic systems. Some isolated comments are made on the character of experimental limit cycles. The content of some invited talks on biological systems modelling are included.
- Anatomy and Physiology