Wholeness changes over time
Wholeness changes continuously through time, and is dependent on subtle — sometimes even minute — changes in the configurations in it and around it.
All centers that appear in space — whether they originate in biology, in physical forces, in pure geometry, in color — are alike simply in that they all animate space. It is this animated space that has its functional effect upon the world, that determines the way things work, that governs the presence of harmony and life.
Do affordances come from wholeness?
But it is no small thing to see the world like this: a unitary source of organization, all of it anchored in space, which space itself the stuff that comes alive. That is the enigma. But it is also that which forms the effective substrate of the view I am presenting here, which gives us the possibility of understanding life at all.
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