This transition results of the appearence of replication within hitherto not functionally interconnected sets of compatible components (CSANYI's "zero-system")
This author writes: "A system may contain several different kinds of components, which are all replicative units with diverse fidelity, Among these, interrelationships develop and, as a result, their replication becomes coordinated. Gradually the whole system will start replicating as a final replicative unity, In the autogenetic process, the organization of the system and of its parts changes due to the functions of the emerging new components, Thus autogenesis is possible only while the state of identical replication has not yet been achieved, In that state, the system becomes functionally closed and its replication in time continues as long as the environment does not change, There are no further organizational changes initiated by organizational causes because new functions cannot originate… This end state of an autogenetic system is equivalent to what VARELA calls autopoiesis" (CSANYI, 1993, p.264)"
There are time limits to autopoiesis, because the capacity of any system to generate accomodating or adaptive responses to environmental stimuli, while considerable, is however limited: systems are maturing and finally ageing.
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