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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %FEED BACK LOOP EXPONENTIAL GROWTH DECAY ADDICT 910404 Non-scientists often fail to appreciate the importance of recognizing situations in which the quantitative aspect of a current situation tends to enhance the aspect, or lead to its decay. Such situations are characterized by exponential growth or exponential decay of the aspect; because the size of something in such situations determines the rate or growth or decay. Examples of exponential growth include all biological population explosions within contexts of adequate food and an absence of debilitating factors. The growth of the use of fossil fuel by homo sapiens is another example of exponential growth of use, which will soon come to an end as the supply is depleted. Examples of exponential decay include radioactive decay, water leaking out of a container, cooling of hot objects to the ambient temperature, and the decay of energy in a swinging pendulum. There are examples of feed-back-loops in human relationships, but they are not readily recognized by people who do know about feed-back-loops, because the scientists who do know about feed-back-loops are not very perceptive regarding the dynamics of human relationships. On the other hand the people who are perceptive about human relationships do not know about feed-back-loops. Thus there thus are few people with the prerequisites for recognizing the dynamics of feed- back-loops in human relationships. Even though few people can recognize the dynamics of feed-back-loops in human relationships the dynamics are still real, present, and often lead to tragic consequences; e.g., when trust decays exponentially and technocracy grows exponentially. Scientists are preoccupied with objectivity, and to the degree that they are preoccupied with objectivity they tend to generate growth in preoccupations with objectivity; and the associated inability to deal with the dilemmas of science education. Thus the "crisis in science education" is an exponential growth situation which very few people have the qualifications to understand. It is a situation which arguments its own tragic character, because the victims of it are blinded by the processes which are promoted by the situation. Thus there is an exponential growth of technocracy, and an exponential decay of understanding of the nature of technocracy and its hazards. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================