Systemic transformation into the birth canal

A. Smitsman*, J. Currivan

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The first law of thermodynamics tells that the total amount of energy and matter in our Universe remains constant. This is also called the law of constants and implies that our Universe is a closed system with regard to matter and energy. The second law of thermodynamics was traditionally explained in terms of increasing entropy over time. This law, from an infodynamics perspective, can be regarded as increasing complexity of informational content over time. This opens an evolutionary view how, from an infodynamics perspective, our Universe evolved from initial simplicity through increasing complexity over time. Increasing complexity over time in a closed-loop system generates unique transformational dynamics. This paper explores how to apply this understanding for systemic transformational change within conventional systems that have evolved from a mechanistic worldview. Examples of praxis are provided to highlight this midwifing process to ease our collective birthing pains into new ways of being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-613
Number of pages10
JournalSystems Research and Behavioral Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • infodynamics
  • new paradigm
  • systemic barriers
  • transformational change
  • worldviews


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