Mereon is an approach to the unification of knowledge that relies on whole systems modelling. It is a scientific framework that charts the sequential, emergent growth process of systems. A dynamic structure, Mereon provides insight and a new approach to General Systems Theory and non-linear science. Mereon evolved through a new approach to polyhedral geometry and topology that is related to the dynamics of the polyhedra. It is related to a large number of systems, physical, mathematical, and philosophical. In linking these systems, Mereon provides access to new relationships among them and combines geometric and process thinking. This book provides the fundamentals of such connections for an ongoing search for order, directionality, and diversity that is found in this unity. It is written in clear language that manages to connect diverse disciplines and in doing so, makes a complex system easily accessible and understandable. It will be of interest to mathematicians, geneticists, and all those interested in researching unity in science and astrobiology.
- Elaborates on several important aspects of General Systems Theory including nonlinearity.
- Each chapter is self-contained and explained relative to Mereon, providing references to
scientific findings that are congruent with or expanded by Mereon.
- Offers a new way of modelling that can be applied across the sciences.
Mathematicians, geneticists, engineers, and other researchers interested in systems and modeling.
The Authors’ Shared History
Part I: First Things First
Chapter 1: Building on the Known: A QuintEssential Jitterbug by L. Dennis, J. Brender McNair, N. Woolf, P. McNair and L.H. Kauffman
Chapter 2: Methodology by J. Brender McNair and L. Dennis
Chapter 3: Philosophical Thoughts and Thinking Aloud Allowed by L. Dennis
Chapter 4: Scholarship, Education as Transformation by L. Dennis
Chapter 5: Meme, Pattern and Perspective by L. Dennis, N.J. Woolf and L.H. Kauffman
Part II: Including and Beyond the Point
Chapter 6: The Mereon 120/180 - Form Informing Function by L. Dennis, J. Brender McNair, N. Woolf and L.H. Kauffman
Chapter 7: Flow and Scale by L. Dennis and L.H. Kauffman
Chapter 8: The Core - Sharp Distinctions to Elegant Curves by L. Dennis and L.H. Kauffman
Part III: Connections, Ligatures and Knots
Chapter 9: Mereon Thoughts – Knots and Beyond by L.H. Kauffman
Chapter 10: The Pattern - Asymmetrical with Perfect Symmetry by L. Dennis
Part IV: Applying Mereon to Knowledge Domains
Chapter 11: Advances in the Emergent Science of Cymatics by J.S. Reid, L. Dennis and P. McNair
Chapter 12: The Origin of Matter: Life, Learning and Survival by N.J. Woolf and L. Dennis
Chapter 13: ATCG - An Applied Theory for Human Molecular Genetics by J. Brender McNair, P. McNair, L. Dennis and Z. Tümer
Epilogue by L. Dennis
Appendix: Definition of Key Concepts
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