Keirsey Temperaments
Involution: Material Complexity
Complexity Level Chaos Order Edge-of-Chaos/Order
0 To Quanta Energy,Time,Space Radiation Mass
1 Quanta to Particles Bosons Fermions Hadrons
2 Particles to Atoms Baryons Nucleons Nuclei
3 Atoms to Molecules Gases Solids Liquids
4 Molecules to Cells Autocatalytic Polymers Procaryotes Eucaryotes
5 Cells to Organisms Proctistia Plantae, Fungi Metazoa
6 Organisms to Families Animalia Invertebrates Eusocial Animals
7 Families to Societies  Mankind Money organizations Corporations
8 Societies to Cyber-Societies Web-organization knowledge organization learning organization

Envolution: Functional Complexity

Envolution Metaphors for Functional Complexity

Complexity 0: Multiverse vs Universe:  The Problem of Existence and Non-Existence (what to exist => material systems:  macro dissipation, micro replication)

Complexity 1: Universe vs Galaxy Systems: The Problem of Dissipation and Replication  (how to dissipate and how to replicate = time, energy versus space, matter)

Complexity 2: Galaxy Systems vs Star Systems: The Problem of Stability and Instability (what to make(replicate) stable and what not to make(dissipate) stable)

Complexity 3: Star Systems vs Planet Systems: The Problem of Control and Non-Control (what to control (replicate) and what not to control (dissipate))

Complexity 4: Planet Systems vs Gaia: The Problem of Inheritance and Non-inheritance  (what to inherit (replicate) and what not to inherit (dissipate)) 

Complexity 5: Gaia vs Hypersea: The Problem of Mortality  (what to live somatically (replicate) and what to die somatically (dissipate))

Complexity 6: Hypersea vs Metaman: The Problem of Knowledge  (what to know (replicate) and what not to know (dissipate))

Complexity 7: Metaman vs Cybersocieties: The Problem of Learning (what to learn (replicate) and what not to learn (dissipate))   |   |  |  |

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