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3. Replace the original figure with the new one and start again. The process of feedback loops is illustrated in the very way that the creation of this figure is described. It is produced by repeatedly operating in the same way on the figure which results from the previous iteration. However, the process of emergence can also be seen in the fact that the new figure is quite literally indescribable. Each time the figure is reduced to half its size (reduced to a quarter of its area) and is copied three times, the figure should need only three-quarters of the ink that was needed in the iteration before.

As Simple as Possible 23 Whatever cannot be explained by intelligence might be explained by the wealth of the child's father, the upward social aspirations of its mother, the number of siblings, the presence of books in the home, the language patterns of significant adults, the qualifications of its teachers, birth-weight, the parents' smoking habits or a telephone at home, to name but a few candidates which have been tried. Each failure simply stimulates the next attempted explanation. If this approach worked, then using a multidimensional array we would be able to identify a group of young people identical on all of these variables and any others we chose to add, and we would expect all members of a homogeneous group to perform equally well in school, and differently from the members of any other group.

Jargon then stands in relation to everyday language as an alternative paradigm, an incommensurable framework of analysis. 1). When a novice first learns to sail, he or she learns that when the boat is sailing with the wind from one side, it is said to be on a reach. If we imagine the wing blowing down the direction of the page, the boat may be on a reach going either to the left or the right, a starboard reach or a port reach respectively. In order to get from position (a) to position (b) the dinghy needs to turn through 180.

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