First time working with Markdown, after struggling to find a consistent representation for Outlining format. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. I converted a Roman Outline via manual search/replace – and I’m shocked how many places simply recognize it right away. Ontology of change as it stands at the moment:

First time working with Markdown, after struggling to find a consistent representation for Outlining format. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. I converted a Roman Outline via manual search/replace – and I’m shocked how many places simply recognize it right away.
Ontology of change as it stands at the moment:
# Fundamental Nature of Change
## Dynamics
### Intrinsic change: Flux, Transformation, Evolution, Perpetual motion, Renewal
#### Change as intrinsic to being itself
##### Pervasive nature of change at macro and micro levels
##### Impossibility of static objects or fixed forms
##### All concepts and categories are unstable
##### 1.4 Research
##### 4 Data processing and computer science
##### 6.3 Artificial Intelligence
##### 629.892 Robotics
##### 629.8 Automation
##### 530 Physics
##### 501 Philosophy of science
##### 510 Cosmology
##### 536 Thermodynamics
### Apparent stability: Maintenance, Adaptation, Relative stability, Context-dependence
#### Constant transformation underlies all apparent stability
##### Maintenance of stability requires constant work and adaptation
##### Stability is relative, temporary and context dependent
##### Steady states are dynamic equilibria
##### 370.15 Education – Learning theories
##### 158.1 Personal improvement and analysis
##### 179.9 Vocational guidance
### Sustained change: Persistence, Regeneration, Discontinuities
#### Even continuity is sustained change
##### Persistence requires constant regeneration and reproduction
##### The unchanging is sustained by internal ongoing alteration
##### Continuity hides fundamental discontinuities
##### 158.12 Meditation
##### 152.4 Emotions
##### 142.7 Transpersonal psychology
##### 133 Parapsychology
### Perspectival change: Frame of reference, Context, Observer-dependent
#### Change as perspectival
##### Dependent on frame of reference and vantage point
##### What is changed depends on context and scale observed
##### Different observers perceive different transformations
##### 121.68 Epistemology – Analogy
##### 128.2 Philosophy of Mind
##### 150 Psychology
##### 153 Cognitive Psychology
##### 150.1952 Comparative psychology
##### 809.933 Metaphor
##### 302.2 Communication
### Renewal through destruction: Destruction, Death, Novelty
#### Renewal through destruction
##### Destruction opens space for new forms and patterns
##### Death enables life through recycling of matter and energy
##### Old orders break down to allow novel configurations to emerge
##### 150.19 Parapsychology
##### 177.7 Ethics – Caring
##### 179 Ethics
##### 128.5 Ontology
# Hierarchy
## Scales of Change
### Quantum: Wavefunction collapse, Quantum tunneling and fluctuations, Excitation, decay, and transitions
#### Quantum
##### Wavefunction collapse
##### Quantum tunneling and fluctuations
##### Excitation, decay and transitions
##### 530.12 Quantum theory
##### 530.145 Quantum computing
### Subatomic: Radioactive decay, Nuclear fusion and fission, Fundamental particle interactions
#### Subatomic
##### Radioactive decay
##### Nuclear fusion and fission
##### Fundamental particle interactions
##### 539.7 Physics – Subatomic particles
### Molecular: Bond formations and breaks, Isomerizations and conformational changes, Chemical reactions
#### Molecular
##### Bond formations and breaks
##### Isomerizations and conformational changes
##### Chemical reactions
##### 401.9 Language universals
##### 547 Organic chemistry
### Macromolecular: Protein folding and unfolding, Molecular assembly and disassembly, Genetic and epigenetic alterations
#### Macromolecular
##### Protein folding and unfolding
##### Molecular assembly and disassembly
##### Genetic and epigenetic alterations
##### 572 Molecular biology
### Cellular: Mitosis and cell division, Aging and senescence, Differentiation and specialization
#### Cellular
##### Mitosis and cell division
##### Aging and senescence
##### Differentiation and specialization
##### 571.6 Cytology
### Tissue: Growth and atrophy, Wound healing and regeneration, Remodeling and adaptation
#### Tissue
##### Growth and atrophy
##### Wound healing and regeneration
##### Remodeling and adaptation
##### 611 Human anatomy
### Organismic: Developmental stages, Maturation and senescence, Body system interactions
#### Organismic
##### Developmental stages
##### Maturation and senescence
##### Body system interactions
##### 612.8233 Neurophysiology of imagination
##### 155.2 Developmental Psychology – Self-Esteem
##### 616.89 Communication disorders
##### 612 Physiology
##### 155 Developmental psychology
##### 611.6092 Evolution of bipedalism
##### 612.8 Neurology
##### 613.2 Health and disease
# Forces
## Drivers of Change
### Thermodynamics: Spontaneous reactions, Entropy increase, Local energy gradients
#### Thermodynamics
##### Spontaneous reactions favor lower energy states
##### Entropy increase drives dispersal and randomization
##### Order arises through local energy gradients
##### 536 Thermodynamics
### Entropy production: Overall disorder increase, Self-organization, Complexity amid chaos
#### Entropy production
##### Overall disorder increases on macro level
##### Self-organization arises from precise local order
##### Gradual increases in complexity amid background chaos
##### 539.721 Physics – Statistical mechanics
### Self-organization: Dynamical instability, Pattern formation, Emergence of order
#### Self-organization
##### Structure evolves through dynamical instability
##### Pattern formation through nonlinear feedback
##### Emergence of order from component interactions
##### 303.3 Coordination and cooperation
##### 302 Social interaction
##### 636.088 Animal training
##### 577 Ecology
##### 579 Environmental change
##### 613 Human ecology
### Feedback loops: Reentry of output as input, Reinforcing and counteractive feedback, Interlevel feedback
#### Feedback loops
##### Reentry of output as input affects ongoing dynamics
##### Reinforcing and counteractive feedback shapes behavior
##### Interlevel feedback links processes across scales
##### 621.382 Signal processing
##### 153.69 Nonverbal communication
##### 591.59 Animal communication
##### 616.89 Communication disorders
##### 612.8 Neuroscience
### Information: Accumulation, Transmission, Modification
#### Information accumulation, transmission, modification
##### 28.5 Reading interests
##### 384.3 Telecommunications
##### 411 Writing systems
##### 303.483 Digital media
##### 004 Data processing
##### 303.48 Computer networks
##### 7.601 Mathematics
##### 8.621 Computer science
##### 9.556 Biology
# Models
## Theories of Change
### Dialectics: Opposing forces, Conflict and sublation, Qualitative leaps
#### Dialectics
##### Constant struggle between opposing forces
##### Conflict leads to sublation into higher synthesis
##### Qualitative leaps through quantitative shifts
##### 110 Metaphysics
##### 142.7 Transpersonal psychology
### Dynamical systems theory: Emergence of attractors, Bifurcations and transitions, Chaotic dynamics
#### Dynamical systems theory
##### Emergence of attractors from initial conditions
##### Bifurcations that lead to phase transitions
##### Limit cycles and chaotic dynamics
##### 515 Topology
### Chaos/complexity sciences: Sensitivity to initial conditions, Emergence through self-organization, Far from equilibrium dynamics
#### Chaos/complexity sciences
##### Sensitivity to initial conditions
##### Emergence through self-organization
##### Far from equilibrium dynamics
##### 530.01 Chaos theory
### Evolutionary theory: Variation through mutation, Selection pressures and reproduction, Emergence of novelty
#### Evolutionary theory
##### Variation through random mutation
##### Selection pressures shape differential reproduction
##### Emergence of novelty through adaptation
##### 150 Psychology
##### 572.8 Origin and evolution of life
##### 591.5 Animal behavior
##### 575 Genetics
### Relativity and quantum theories: Relativity of space and time, Position-momentum uncertainty, Incompatibility of relativity and quantum mechanics
#### Relativity and quantum theories
##### Einstein’s relativity of space and time
##### Quantum position-momentum uncertainty
##### Incompatibility of relativity and quantum mechanics
##### 128.3 Philosophy of time and space
##### 530.11 Relativity
##### 540 Gravitation
# Intent
## Purpose and Direction
### Self-organization: Formation of dissipative structures, Autocatalytic chemical cycles, Dynamic optimality
#### Self-organization
##### Formation of dissipative structures
##### Autocatalytic chemical cycles
##### Dynamic optimality and fitness maximization
##### 4 Knowledge
##### 501.9 Systems theory
##### 330 Economics
##### 361 Social problems and services
##### 600 Technology
### Co-evolution: Mutual reciprocal shaping, Interconnected change, Responsibility for creative change
#### Co-evolution
##### Mutual reciprocal shaping of coevolving systems
##### Changes in one system drive changes in the other
##### Interconnected change across scales
##### 574 Environmental sciences
### Self-transcendence: Emergence of novel entities, Increasing complexity and powers of agency, Hierarchical organization
#### Self-transcendence
##### Emergence of novel higher level entities
##### Increasing complexity and powers of agency
##### Growth of hierarchical organization and integrative capacity
##### 170 Ethics
##### 179.6 Ethics – Courage
##### 126.9 Jungian psychology
# Consequences
## Implications of Change
### Impermanence: Transience and fleetingness, Attachment leads to suffering, Openness to flux brings acceptance
#### Impermanence
##### All phenomena are transient and fleeting
##### Attachment to fixed forms leads to suffering
##### Openness to constant flux brings acceptance
##### 204.4 Stress management
##### 158.1 Personal improvement
##### 150 Psychology
##### 155 Child psychology and development
##### 158 Self-help
##### 304 Social problems
##### 305 Social control
##### 335 Labor economics
### Interconnectedness: Interrelatedness, Systems thinking, Responsibility for promoting change
#### Interconnectedness
##### Nothing exists in isolation, everything is interrelated
##### Changes in one element impact the whole system
##### Responsibility to promote creative change
##### 649.1 Parenting techniques
##### 301.42 Sociology of the family
##### 306.874 Parenting
##### 302.5 Small groups
### Uncertainty and possibility: Future is open and not predetermined, Constant novelty, Focus shifts from control to fostering emergent order
#### Uncertainty and possibility
##### Future is open and not predetermined
##### Constant novelty emerges from dynamic processes
##### Focus shifts from control to fostering emergent order
##### 649.7 Problem-solving for children
##### 1.942 Extraterrestrial life
##### 001.942 Futurology
### Freedom and responsibility: Agency within constraints, Choices shape direction of change, Codetermination of future
#### Freedom and responsibility
##### Agency arises within constraints
##### Choices shape direction of change
##### We codetermine the futures that emerge
##### 362.7 Services for families and children
##### 303.372 Democracy
### Adaptability and resilience: Ability to change with circumstances, Capacities for reconfiguration and transformation, Strengthening of feedback, regulation, and buffering
#### Adaptability and resilience
##### Ability to change with changing circumstances
##### Capacities for reconfiguration and transformation
##### Strengthening of feedback, regulation and buffering
##### 613 Personal health and safety
##### 371.102 Classroom management
##### 158.1 Personal improvement
### Letting go of fixed identities: Release attachment to stable self-concepts, Embrace change and movement within processes, Adopt impersonal impartial view of constant flux
#### Letting go of fixed identities
##### Release attachment to stable self-concepts
##### Embrace change and movement within processes
##### Adopt impersonal impartial view of constant flux
##### 155.6 Self psychology
### Cultivation of wisdom: Seeing change clearly and profoundly, Ease with impermanence and mystery, Skillful and compassionate action amid flux
#### Cultivation of wisdom
##### See change clearly and profoundly
##### Become at ease with impermanence and mystery
##### Act skillfully and compassionately amid flux
##### 150 Psychology
##### 395 Etiquette
##### 306.8 Family relationships
##### 930 History of ancient world
##### 950 History of Asia
##### 398.45 Mythology and legends
##### 700.1 Aesthetics
##### 791.43 Performing arts
##### 808.5 Rhetoric and writing
##### 808.83 Fiction writing
##### 809.387 Science fiction
##### 900 History
##### 320 Political science
##### 177 Ethics
##### 128 Philosophy
##### 121 Epistemology
##### 153.4 Perception
##### 153.6 Communication
##### 153.63 Thinking
##### 153.7 Attention
##### 153.9 Problem solving
##### 370 Education
##### 302.3 Diffusion of innovations
##### 158.1 Self-actualization
##### 303.482 Media studies
##### 739 Education
##### 752 Buildings
##### 790 Music
##### 793 Theatre
##### 801 Art
##### 155 Psychology of adjustment and change
##### 370 Curriculum
##### 500 Metaphysics

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