Editor's comment

The author presses to understand the varied landscape of organizing principles operating in the world.

They manage to produce the various and wonderful systems that populate our universe.


Golden, Richard Self-Organizing Systems: a resource for teachers 1997 [abstract - 60 words] — organizing principles of self-organizing systems

The existence of complex systems in the world implies organizing principles that bring them into being.The Second Law of Thermodynamics works against the existence of complex systems.

There are fundamental organizing principles that work in the opposition to the Second Law and bring ordered structures into the universe.

Organizing forces include gravity, the strong nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force. An example of an organizing principle is natural selection.