Application of Systems Science to Man Systems.
Contractor's interim rept. no. 2, 2 Apr-31 Dec 73,
GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES INC UPPER DARBY PA
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Attempts to develop a social physics continues but need for a valid experimental data base seems essential. In a previous phase, the characteristics of a protohuman society was developed. It was concluded that a group of the order of 25 persons 10-200, a culture, roaming in a suitable area of 1000 sq. mi. was viable. Now the experimental content of history for a social physics of the past 10,000 years is explored. A two lobed distribution function results for society since the Mesolithic transition 10,000 B.C.. A full round for social kinetics is described. It involves the human elites, and the factors of technology, ecology, physiology, sociology, economics, psychology, and culture. Technology emerges as the only variable not caught up in a cyclic thermodynamic chain. Modified author abstract
- Sociology and Law