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Scientific Dissemination Program
The Scientific Dissemination Program gives access to the major unicist discoveries to the community. The discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the creation of the Unicist Theory and its scientific evidences provided the framework to deal with complex adaptive systems. The research developed at The Unicist Research Institute provided the unicist ontological structures of the core functions of individual, institutional and social behavior, which allowed defining their concepts.
In Basic Research
In the Evolution of Individuals
In the Evolution of Businesses
In the Evolution of Countries
In Future Research
The discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts people have, established a new stage in the understanding of individual, institutional and social behavior.
The paradigm shift in sciences that was introduced by the Unicist Theory, which is applied to individual, institutional and social behavior, is based on the discovery that human actions are driven by the concepts that individuals have.
It is necessary to acknowledge that concepts define the nature of things. These concepts are built in “mind” using the “ontointelligence”, which is the intelligence to apprehend the nature of things and is integrated by the ethical intelligence, the strategic intelligence and the type of logical thought.
It is necessary to be aware of the concept of a given reality in order to be able to assume the responsibility for producing results in adaptive environments. Those who cannot emulate the structure of concepts can only assume the responsibility of operational tasks or use their preconcepts to develop an activity.
The discovery of the behavioral objects explained how concepts guide conscious actions. They integrate the available data in the long-term memory, which includes the semantic, episodic and procedural memory. This explained that the capacity to emulate in “mind” the external reality depends on the level of conceptualization of an individual.
The Unicist Approach to Complexity
The Complexity Sciences are defined as the scientific approach to deal with complex adaptive systems. The unicist theory expanded the frontiers of sciences. It allowed approaching complex adaptive systems without needing to use arbitrary palliatives to transform them into systemic systems in order to be able to research.
The Unicist Standard for Research in Complexity Sciences was developed based on the characteristics of adaptive systems considered in their complexity.
Some of the characteristics of such systems are:
- Open boundaries
- Bi-univocity of its components
- The existence of conjunctions without disjunctions
- The inexistence of observers
The consequence was the substitution of an epistemologically non valid approach to complex problems, dividing them into variables, which are inexistent, by a unicist ontological approach driven by objects, in which objects are integrated as subsystems in adaptive systems, following the rules of the “ontogenetic” intelligence of nature.
The development of the unicist ontological research methodology allowed discovering the unicist ontogenetic maps and ontogenetic algorithms of human adaptive systems making them reasonable, understandable and predictable.
The unicist approach to complexity sciences integrates ontology, science and actions in a unified field. Therefore the research on human complex adaptive systems cannot be done through artificial experiments or simulations. It has to be developed in an environment of real action. In the unicist approach “doing” and “researching” are integrated in a unified field.
The unicist ontological research model enabled the definition of the field of possibilities of an adaptive system in order to enter then in the field of probabilities of the occurrence of events. The concepts of falsification and validation, applicable to systemic sciences, were replaced by the use of destructive and non-destructive pilot tests.
The presentation of the knowledge of complex adaptive systems includes two different levels of information:
- The synthesis: that includes the discoveries of the unicist ontological structures and the ontogenetic maps written in unicist standard language.
- The research process: that describes the steps of the research process.
Examples of Human Complex Adaptive Systems
The economic models that are used have to be redundant with the social values included in a cultural archetype. The use of non-consistent economic rules will produce paradoxical effects because they cannot be recognized as valid.
Businesses are complex systems that need to deal with the market, going beyond the present boundaries of the activity. Therefore, businesses need to be defined considered as part of the unified field of their market.
Cultural Behavior and Archetypes
Cultural behavior has to be considered as a unified field. This implies that they have a structure of taboos, utopias and myths in order to be able to face the external reality in a defined way. This needs to be considered as a limit for any human complex adaptive system.
One of the objectives of an educational model is to socialize people’s behavior in order to make it consistent with a cultural archetype. The introduction of alien educational models produces necessarily paradoxical results.
Conscious Personal Development
The personal evolution of individuals depends on their capacity to adapt to the environment in which they decided to live in. Thus it depends on the individual’s capacity to apprehend the unified field of that environment and influence it.
Research Methodology for Complexity Sciences
There is a general research methodology that has to be followed to define the validity of an ontological structure that is needed to deal with complex adaptive systems.
The basic steps are:
- Develop the hypothetical structure of the ontology.
- Analyze the ontology by dividing it into sub-ontologies following the laws of complementation and supplementation (only when necessary and possible).
- Define observable results that need to be considered to validate the ontology.
- Define the application fields of the ontology to validate its functionality.
- Develop the applications beginning with destructive and non-destructive pilot tests to forecast reality.
- Develop at least five experiences in the application field differing completely one from the other.
- Develop forecasts of at least three periods with full certainty.
- Restart the research process every time a deviation occurs.