Indispensable non-contradiction in the behavior of elements and/or subsystems in a complex system.
Non-compatible elements are those whose behavior produces outputs which are destructive for other elements.
What may be contradictory in the behavior of the elements, is a result of the rules which command such behavior. Some of J. CONWAY's games of life are models of self-destructive or self-blocking systems, due to interactions of incompatible rules.
No complex system allows for a long time the presence of elements or subsystems not being in harmony with its basic nature, as defined in its central control subsystem, which imposes its organizational closure.
Non-compatible elements are quicky identified, isolated and rejected as for example in the immune reaction or in case of exclusion of the human group. Racial, religious or cultural intolerance are probably kinds of social immune reactions, which makes them very difficult to avoid.
A specially interesting subject for research in G.S.T. would be a general inquiry in the ways to overcome or reduce rejection reactions when nocive.
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