These Research Groups are groups to research complex environments in nature and their homologies in the field of complex adaptive artificial systems. This research provides the basics to develop applicative solutions in the field of social, institutional and individual evolution.
Complexity Sciences have been defined as the scientific approach to complex adaptive systems. This research already provided a methodology to research complexity as a unified field, which erased the barriers between philosophy, science and action.
The discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature gave birth to the unicist approach to complexity and was the beginning of the development of the Unicist Theory which included a theoretical framework to deal with complex adaptive systems.
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 done in an environment of real action. In the unicist approach doing and researching are integrated in a unified field.
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 Unicist Standard for Complexity Research was developed based on the characteristics of adaptive systems considered in their complexity.
Some of the characteristics of such systems are:
The consequence was the substitution of an epistemologically invalid approach to complex problems, dividing them into variables, which are inexistent, by a unicist ontological approach driven by objects, in which objects are inte-grated as subsystems in adaptive systems, following the rules of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature.
These groups are integrated by:
A group of people who have the capacity of entering unknown fields in order to discover their nature having the capacity of apprehending complex environments and transforming them into systemic systems.
I) The Coordinator, who is responsible for guiding the group towards the objectives that have been defined.
The coordinator has the full responsibility for the diagnoses and for achieving the results that have been defined as being possible to be achieved. The participants of the think tank also have full responsibility for the results after they agreed that such results are possible.
II) The “Fallacy-Shooter”, who is responsible for assuring the quality of the foundations and justifications in the decision making processes.
The “Fallacy-Shooter” is the person responsible for guiding the action-reflection-action process in order to improve the accuracy of the diagnoses and of the work processes. This guidance is based on the development of destructive tests to confirm the limits of the validity of knowledge and non-destructive tests to validate solutions.
III) The “Ombudsman”, who is responsible for monitoring the value generation of the R&D processes.
The “Ombudsman” is responsible for monitoring that the proposals respond to the functional needs of the solutions that are required; she/he guarantees results. The ombudsman represents the “user” and is responsible for generating value to the environment.
A Unicist Research Group follows Unicist Standards, to deal with complex adaptive systems, among them:
The unicist approach to complexity emulates nature to deal with natural or artificial complex adaptive systems. Such emulation is based on the discovery of the ontogenetic intelligence of nature that regulates the evolution of living beings and natural entities.
The Unicist Theory explains the dynamics and evolution of living beings and complex adaptive entities. It substituted empiricism by a pragmatic, structuralist and functionalist approach and replaced knowledge falsification processes with destructive testing processes.
The four pillars of the paradigm shift in science are:
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