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  • n. Self creation; self organization.


From Ancient Greek αὐτόποιος (autopoios, "self-produced"), coined c. 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela (Wiktionary)



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  • A system engaged in autopoiesis
    Replenishes loss but never increases.
    Is it fated to go
    Forever on so,
    Or comes there a time when it ceases?

    November 14, 2016

  • "auto (self)-creation" coined by Humberto Maturana

    June 18, 2008