[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.