Homeopathy & Conventional Medicine
The Drawbacks of the Medical Biomolecular Model of the Organism and its Pathology
Now if somebody placed a finger on one of the plates, the temperature would be momentarily modified from room temperature (20oC) to body temperature (36.9oC.) This would be called a PERTURBATION or stressor. It is an incident that takes place on purpose or by chance in a system and modifies locally and generally weakly some of its properties. This perturbation dies out since the system keeps no track of it (since temperature will rapidly become uniform again and will equal its initial value.) We call the state that the system is now in ASYMPTOTICALLY STABLE [note
Diagram 3] since the perturbations acting on it fade out more or less quickly in time.
Now by adding a certain energy flux, in the form of heat, to the system, to the lower plate 2, we can increase its complexity. [note Diagram 1] Thus the temperature of the lower plate is higher than the temperature of the upper plate. Thus we have applied an EXTERNAL CONSTRAINT [or stressor] to the system which does not permit the system to reach equilibrium. Now if the amount of heat added and the temperature difference is small between the two plates thermal conduction will be taking place which is a simple enough operation. There will be a transport of heat from the lower to the upper plate and heat will be evacuated to the external environment from the upper plate. Temperature, density and pressure will no longer be at equilibrium and these will vary in linear fashion from warm regions (below) to cold regions (above.)
But the system will again at one point reach stability and be asymptotically stable. But now if the external constraint [heat stressor] becomes larger, [if we increase the heat, thus raising the temperature] thus removing the system more and more from equilibrium we observe that at a certain critical temperature, matter begins to form a bulk movement. Thus this bulk movement is no longer random and the fluid is structured in a series of small cells called Benard cells. [note