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Paradoxically, then, an entropy increase permits both the destruction or unstructuring of a closed system and the creation of a new system to nullify the march toward randomness and

death. Taken together, the entropy notion associated with the Second Law of Thermodynamics

and the basic goal of individuals and societies seem to work in dialectic harmony driving and

regulating the destructive/creative, or deductive/inductive, action—that we have described

herein as a dialectic engine. The result is a changing and expanding universe of mental

concepts matched to a changing and expanding universe of observed reality.(28,27) As

indicated earlier, these mental concepts are employed as decision models by individuals and

societies for determining and monitoring actions needed to cope with their environment—or to

improve their capacity for independent action.

Boyd’s conclusion in Creation and Destruction. We can look forward to a new system as chaos increases.

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