We continue with the previous experiment and explore the effect of injury on the system.. At time = 25 an external agent killed CA-2. After a short pause, stem process created a new CA-2. Despite its complete regeneration, stem process (CA-1) failed to create a new CA-4. Whenever its count was 25, it computed an initial state for CA-4, which proved to be nonviable, and CA-4 died in the subsequent state. Since injury changed CA-2 phase the system computation failed to create a viable CA-4. Following injury the system created a new solution which was less healthy than that of an uninjured system.
In the following experiment CA-2 was injured at time = 29. Its right most bit was set to zero (white). While regenerating CA-1 attempted to create a new CA-4 which subsequently died. Ultimately the stem process succeeded creating a healthy CA-4 and the system regained its full health. (CA-3 is not depicted).
In the last experiment CA-2 was injured at time=39. Nevertheless stem process succeeded to create a viable CA-4, with a different structure, which was eliminated when CA-1[count] = 25, whereupon the system regained its original health. (CA-3 is not depicted.).
After recovering from the injury, the system of the first experiment lost some health and remained less healthy. The other two systems also lost some health, yet regained it after a brief interval. A multi-process system, like our body, may gain or lose health, however it does not become unhealthy. This concept is simply irrelevant. Unfortunately medicine fails to appreciate this fact and regards structural aberrations as unhealthy. In reality a structural aberration like the one in the first experiment always maintains some health.Disease
In the first experiment injury lead to the loss of a computation (function), which was previously activated when CA-1[count] = 25. Since CA-4 was not created, system structure changed, which is generally conceived by us (the observer) as disease. Although injury hit only CA-2, damage was systemic, since the computation of CA-4 = CA-2 + CA-3 involves the entire system. Structurally, damage may seem to be localized, yet the functional effect is systemic.
Failing to consider that all processes in the body interact, medicine distinguishes between localized and systemic diseases. In reality nothing in the body is strictly localized, and diseases are systemic. The term 'localized disease' is simply irrelevant. Like in cancer, which is supposed to start as a localized disease evolving into a systemic. From its very beginning cancer is systemic, which is the main argument of this site,Repair
The injured system
has several ways to repair itself:
1. Stem process may trigger alternative computations, e.g., by setting CA-1[count]=21. The outcome may compensate for the loss, yet the system will be less healthy than the uninjured one.
2. Stem process is killed by apoptosis and replaced by a new one. Apoptosis is a mechanism which removes injured cells (processes).
Further reading: Injury and Repair