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1. The principle that an organism, or one of its actions, is not equal to merely the sum of its parts but must be perceived or studied as a whole.

2. The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through the analysis of a phenomenon as a complete entity in itself.

Compare: atomism.

Origin: g. Holos, entire

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The Fiber Disease

... unsuccessfully, to put into our own lives – intrinsically in nature. I see no evidence for Teilhard’s noosphere, for Capra’s California style of holism, for Sheldrake’s morphic resonance. Gaia strikes me as a metaphor, not a mechanism. (Metaphors can be liberating and enlightening, but new scientific ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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What's bad science? Read here

... assinged ages of between 1.5 and 2.2 million years. Here are two links I found: http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/humanevol.html http://www.ecotao.com/holism/hu_austral.htm My point is not to get into a protracted debate about supposed pre-human ancestors. The fact is, they are using 2 million year ...

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by Springer
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What's bad science? Read here
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