October 29, 1997
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Control here means exactly what is meant by "control" in an engineering context. The claim is that all living things are control systems, not just that they contain control systems.
When a large number of active things interact, it is almost certain that organized structures will be formed. Kauffman provides many examples, and shows how phase transitions occur with changes in the strength of interactions and with the number of interacting things.