Biological Metaphor LO5598

Doug Seeley (
12 Feb 96 22:58:37 EST

Linked by your host to "Use of metaphors LO5473"

Responding to the stimulating and fine discussion on the cells/body

I have a question which I have not been able to find good resource
material for....

There are many parallel systems in the body.... circulatory, nervous,
endochrine, immune... and so on, I like to call them co-systems. Most if
not all of these co-systems are in network or connected tree structures in
my understanding. Can anyone tell me informally and/or via references
what are the various mechanisms which connect and coordinate these

My reason for exploring this, is that I find it useful to view both the
organization and systems models from this co-system viewpoint.

Thanks in advance for any help. Doug

Doug Seeley:
Is it emergence all the way down?

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