THERE – Theory and Empiricism of Religious Evolution: Foundation of a Research Program

7. The Mutual Transcription of Metaphors in the Fields of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies

A high level of error tolerance is also important in systems theory: “For (unplanned) systems resulting from evolution are always characterized by a high degree of ‘error friendliness’ and ‘robustness’ or ‘loose coupling.’ Otherwise, the functions of selection and restabilization could not be separated at all” (Luhmann 2013a, 153).

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