Mimicking the learning sequence is the observed sequential order that ISPs develop in a new, initiating system. Again these are more conceptual than scientific because systemness as a phenomenon has simply not been investigated by empirical methods. Still, it is clear that some processes have to proceed other processes in organizing a new system or stabilizing and continuing its existence.

Our current concept of this involves also the concept of “simultaneity.” This notes that in nature many of these things occur and influence each other at any moment of time. Simultaneity is one of the important “tenets” or “working hypotheses” of the SPT. For explanations of these please see SPT COMPONENTS/Tenets in this website.