Vitality and Health

We continue exploring ways to enhance tolerance accumulation. The present design is a directed loop , in which each CA stimulates its follower.CA-3 does not stimulate CA-1. The parameters are:

delivery activation: [state[1, set point = p[1] - 0.1, state[0,1]];
delivery: [2,1, While[p[1] > set point], 2];
change state: [state[1, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];
change state: [state[2, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];
change state: [state[3, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];

If[ p[1] > p[2], augment state: [state[2,i+1] += state[1, i]]
If[ p[2] > p[3], augment state: [state[3,i+1] += state[2, i]]

Each CA produces more tolerance.

An analogy with Newtonís laws of motion

The isolated CA accumulates tolerance at a constant rate v. Already v[CA-1] is faster than v[CA-0] (the stem process).When the three CA were created, they were isolated. Later on CA-0 activated the above functions, and CA tolerance accumulation accelerated.Tolerance behavior reminds of Newtonís laws of motion, with its two basic functions:

Velocity : which stands here for tolerance accumulation rate.
Acceleration: which is initiated by the augment state function.

Even Newtonís first law of motion, is relevant. The Law of Inertia states that: ďevery body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion.. .†† ď In the present context it is rephrased as follows: Every CA system maintains homeorhesis (or a solution).

Momentum

What about Newtonís second law does it apply as well? Letís examine first the concept of momentum p=mv:

Here we encounter the two variables a, and v which handle tolerance. The third, known as mass assumes here a different meaningwhich will be illustrated by the next experiment.

CA-1 is isolated and accumulates tolerance at a constant velocity. CA-2 behaves differently. Initially its tolerance accumulation accelerates, then it decelerates and the CA loses what it gained.Although both accumulate tolerance and obey the first Law, their fate depends on an additional factor, the m-factor, which sustains CA-1 all along, while failing to sustain CA-2.

The nature of the m-factor is unknown. In the isolated CA-1 the m-factor is predictable, since the CA does not accelerate. However once CA start interacting the m-factor becomes unpredictable. It may maintain some, like CA-1, for ever, or drive other highly successful CA into oblivion. It emerges with the proliferon, and its nature cannot be foreseen. It is an ingredient of the Wisdom of the Body (WOB). The wellbeing of a CA depends on both factors. And so does health.

Tolerance:is the systemís capacity to maintain itself and resist damage. The greater the damage a system can resist the higher its tolerance. Tolerance is proportional to the systemís resources.

Like momentum, health depends on both variables, tolerance velocity and m, and may be expressed in the same way as momentum.

Newtonís third law does not apply. CA defy any symmetry, and so does life.

Why this analogy?

The equation is a metaphor which defines health and vitality, the essential concepts of The New Kind of Medicine.Since being non-linear it obviously differs from Newtonís laws which are linear. Nevertheless you may envisage a space in which tolerance and mass are defined by the same equations like Newtonís. Still, you might regard factor-m as weird. What about mass and gravity are they more meaningful?

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