The following Theory of Emergence is simply the comparative analysis of each, new appearing, origin of a new scalar level. The Emergence we highlight here are each of the 70 or more Integration that happen in the upper half of the I/D Cylcle. The appearance of each new scalar level has been associated with a unique estimated time of origin by the many experiments on natural systems. But those experiments have also suggested several alternative mechanisms by which the new level of entity organization could have arisen SPONTANEOUSLY from the previous. This results in an UNBROKEN SEQUENCE OF ORIGINS, which we conveniently abbreviate to USOO.
It is very important to recognize the immense reworking of worldviews and opinions that this singular span requires. Most people would argue that there is a vast gap or difference between ALL physical systems and ALL living systems and also between ALL living systems and ALL social systems. But the USOO argues for no gap. Just a continuous unfolding of the same general systems over and over again, just at new scalar levels, characterized by new mechanics and new parts.
This comparative analysis is at the usual highly abstracted, general level consistent with that needed for a “general theory of systemness.” It is very important to note a change of worldview and approach in these comparisons. The observer has to be willing to abstract from the particulars. It is not the specific mechanisms that deliver the origin that are studied and compared, but the general aspects of these particulars that have similar action. General theory is not possible unless one abstracts the general dynamics from comparing the particulars. That is why we cited Rules for Abstraction and Rules for Deabstraction in the SPT Methodology section (main pull down Five).