Social & Natural Systems are Inseparable


  • Concerning the arbitrariness in systems, it should be noted, “In physics, a physical system is a portion of the physical universe chosen for analysis. Everything outside the system is known as the environment. The environment is ignored except for its effects on itself. In a physical system, a lower probability states that the vector is equivalent to a higher complexity.The split between system and environment is the analyst’s choice, generally made to simplify the analysis. For example, the water in a lake, the water in half of a lake, or an individual molecule of water in the lake can each be considered a physical system. An isolated system is one that has negligible interaction with its environment. Often a system in this sense is chosen to correspond to the more usual meaning of system, such as a particular machine.In the study of quantum coherence the “system” may refer to the microscopic properties of an object (e.g. the mean of a pendulum bob), while the relevant “environment” may be the internal degrees of freedom, described classically by the pendulum’s thermal vibrations.”–from Wikipedia

    Coupled human–environment system – Wikipedia, the free …

    The phrase “coupled human–environment systems” appears in the earlier literature (dating back to 1999) noting that social and natural systems are inseparable.

  • Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: …

    Richard J. T. Klein, ‎Anthony G. Patt – 2012 – ‎Nature

    Social systems and natural systems are inseparable.The recognition of this fact is evident in new terms, such as ‘human–environment system’ (Turner et al, 2003  …

  • Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method

    Eric Sheppard, ‎Robert B. McMaster – 2008 – ‎Science

    Nature, Society, and Method Eric Sheppard, Robert B. McMasterthink of social and natural systems as distinct, the two systems are in fact inseparable.Socialsystems consume energy-laden, low-entropy natural materials (e.g., biomass,  …

Advertisements

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s