Scott Holmes (sholmes@NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 6 Mar 1995 20:06:46 -0800

of "monotones". I notice that the word does not make the index in
_Mind & Nature_, so it is apparently of not great consequence there.
In _Angels Fear_, the word is indexed but the book uses it as an
adverb rather than a noun. Thus, we no longer need to look for
monotones but instead consider monotonic behaviour. In _Angels
Fear_ the word is used to describe a positive feedback situation.
Here he is discussing frogs' eggs, again, as homeostatic systems.
He has identified two types of pathology within such systems:
1) Any continuous increase or decrease in the value of a variable
(monotone); and 2) pegging or fixing the value of a variable.

It's tired and I'm late, so....

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