3 Essential Elements of Biomimicry
6 Principles of Biomimicry
7 Principles of Regenerative Agriculture
8 Shields of Nature Connection
12 Principles of Permaculture
qiis the energy of life
liis the pattern that directs the energy of all life
the Taois the harmonious flow
animate intelligenceis the faculty to communicate with non-rational processes (i.e. life itself, non-human beings) (related to qi, homeostasis)
conceptual intelligenceis the faculty to apply structure and pattern to processes (related to li)
flux-balance(systems theory) the balance maintained by the dynamic tension between opposing forces in a system (e.g. water spiraling down a drain: rate of water flowing from faucet vs. rate of going down the drain = spiral effect/flux-balance).
(point) attractorthe ultimate predictable state of a system (e.g. the resting place of a swinging pendulum)
strange attractor(physics) the chaotic path of unpredictable phenomena. Occurs within certain parameters (e.g. ocean waves rising and falling; the shape of trees; or a pendulum swinging itself) (NB. renamed natural attractor by Jeremy Lent; =the Tao) (relates to homeostasis)
homeostasismaintains all systems of the body in a stable state within certain parameters.
basin of attraction(physics) the stable pattern which natural attractors generally converge back to. (=homeostasis)
Nature Connection => Wise Action => Regeneration