Biology has put special emphasis on dissipative structures,
open , instable and fluctuating systems of dynamic/complex
feedback. These systems collapse into higher orders and
become involved in the biological organization of living
organisms. Similarly, computers have been used to examine
the phase transitions from ordered to disordered states, as
well as the mechanisms of morphogenesis and self-similarity.
In the development of self-referential loops (feedback)
enormous complexity becomes visible. It seems that the
catastrophe of the infinite retreat of computation seems
to suddenly become a creative perspective.
The strange characteristics of a self-referential loops extending
into infinity (and into nothingness) were described (Hofstaedter´s "Goedel, Escher, Bach" and others) but were relevant
for ages to the non-European world.