Bolles etc. -Reply

[Hans Blom, 950919c]

(Jeff Vancouver 950918.1710)

What I am not clear about is where biology, etc. generally stand on
this issue. I was under the impression the homeostatic processes
and set points were an accepted concept (although each must be
empirically demonstrated). Is this not the case?

I'm not clear about the situation in biology, but I know that human
and non-human physiology is heavily control oriented. Guyton, in his
well-known textbook, refers to control again and again as the expla-
natory concept. In fact, he says more or less that physiology IS the
study of regulatory (control) processes.

Greetings,

Hans

[from Jeff Vancouver 950919.0845]

[Hans Blom, 950919c]
I'm not clear about the situation in biology, but I know that human
and non-human physiology is heavily control oriented. Guyton, in his
well-known textbook, refers to control again and again as the expla-
natory concept. In fact, he says more or less that physiology IS the
study of regulatory (control) processes.

Good, that was my impression. One that I often spew in my classrooms.
Thanks for the confirmation. So, what is the nature of these Bolles'
comments. Are they questioning the status quo?

Jeff