Still spontefacting

[From Bruce Abbott (960203.1625 EST)]

Rick Marken (960203.1145) --

Is it possible for an observer to determine what a living spontefaction
system is spontefacting?

Why restrict the question to living spf systems? Either way, the answer is
"yes," subject to the same qualification that applies to any inference:
inferences can be wrong. You may conclude that an spf system is
spontefacting one variable when it is actually spontefacting a close
correlate of the variable you have identified.