C-167. “I + O = E” and “I + O + R = -E”

“I + O = E” (Instinct plus Outstinct equals Extinct) says that, given the Nature of Things’ general persisting conditions of partial order, consequentiality and discontinuity (separateness of entities), there is not enough given instruction among entities to prevent extinction of behavioral entities … sooner or later, by one means or another.

Which is to say, given instruction that is inherent to those entities party to eventual collision. Which is the perspective we have been given via the concept of the “behavioral entity” (‘bE”; see C-114,124). A perspective that sees instruction as body-possessed information, made available genetically via evolution and/or accessible via learning from attending to environmental entities and entity relationships.

(“Instinct” is a familiar bE concept. “Outstinct” is coined to indicate a parallel notion we have about how we are informed by “things” [objects of attention] in the environs.)

This perspective, we have seen, is incomplete and inaccurate, severely biased (C-39: BPO) … such that a correction is needed (C-135: SGN). In doing so, we transform the behavioral entity into an R (Realization)-entity (C-147), in need of (C-144) and developmentally capable of becoming self-instructive, of making and taking steps to compensate, at least in part, for our instructive insufficiencies.

Realization, R, via the R-transform (C-111), is contained in the SGN correction. And thus….

“I + O + R = -E” says that non-extinction, although it cannot be assured for any biological species, is best pursued on a Realization path, via step development, and by exercising R-sense (C-128).

Realization focus our attention on needed functionality as a missing link (C-144), and on step making and taking in response to that needed functionality … no relegating behavior’s step units to the possession of this or that entity. No. Rather, emphasize the improved functionality that possibilities can enable, especially those of composition (C-157) … of artfulness in the service of humanity (App. VIII, XV).

(c) 2016 R. F. Carter