Mile High Podcast

In this dialogue, Knowles and Senzon pay tribute to Andy Roberts, one of chiropractic’s guiding lights. The sudden loss of Dr. Roberts was tragic. He will be missed by many. In this dialogue we focus on some of the ways Roberts inspired Senzon. This included the NCC, Vertemere Cycle, and the causes of subluxation.

A fund has been set up to support the Roberts family. Please contribute here: Roberts Fund.

  1. “organicism… allows relatively more independence of the parts from the whole, despite the whole being more than the sum of the parts, and/or the whole exerting some control on the behavior of the parts.” ~ Wikipedia

    How is it possible that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts (e.g. the human body), but the sum of wholes (e.g. people together in community) is not greater than the sum of the parts?

    This “independence of the parts from the whole, despite the whole being more than the sum of the parts” feels a bit like swiss cheese in that it has a solid mass, can be used for material and day-to-day use, but has holes in it. Specifically, holes around what makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts.

  2. Hi Aryn,
    Interesting points. Great to hear from you. You are talking about two different zones of “wholes.” The biological whole and the social whole. In terms of the biological whole, complex systems are influenced from the parts and the whole. That is what makes them complex! 🙂 In terms of social systems, that is a totally different question and inquiry. There is no central organizing wholeness to it like the CNS. So we can’t compare them so easily.
    All my best,

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