Tampering with nature LO3885

David Sam (DASAM@vm.occ.cc.mi.us)
Mon, 27 Nov 95 08:56:27 EST

Replying to LO3785 -- was Learning the earth system LO3785

Maybe we need to view this defining "tampering" as Demming did, that is
altering processes without a clear definition of the problem, without
small- scale testing of the changes before general implementation,
resulting in destabilizing the system. The comments by several that we are
a part of nature and cannot help but affect it as it affects us certainly
reflect a systems view. But if we see ourselves a knowing organisms who
ourselves complex systems within the complex system of nature (or society
for that matter), perhaps we will be more cautious and respectful in our
modifying nature.

David A. Sam                         : OOOOOO   CCCCCC   CCCCCC
Coordinator of Enrollment Services   : O    O   C        C
Organizational Development/CQI Coach : O    O   C        C
Oakland Community College            : O    O   C        C
Auburn Hills, MI 48326  USA          : OOOOOO   CCCCCC   CCCCCC
TELEPHONE: (810) 340-6609          FAX: (810) 340-6507
INTERNET:DASAM@OCC.CC.MI.US   or   David1Sam@aol.com