Moving order

In science, moving order, or "bewegliche ordnung" in the original German, is term found in German polyintellect Johann Goethe’s 1795 poem “Metamorphosis of Animals”, the followup to his “Metamorphosis of Plants” (1790), referring to his evolution theory (metamorphosis) view that each creature, e.g. chemical, plant, or animals, is but a pattered gradations of one harmonious whole, i.e. that forms are patterns of relationships within an organized whole. [1]

1. (a) Goethe, Johann. (1795). “Metamorphosis of Animals” (“Metamorphose der Tiere”), in: Goethe’s Minor Poems (trans. Albert Selss) (pgs. 128-). Trubner & Co., 1875.
(b) White, Carol W. (2008). The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679): Reverberations from a Mystic Naturalism (pg. 70). SUNY Press.
(c) Frenay, Robert. (2006). Pulse: the Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things (pg. 24). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
(d) Capra, Fritjof. (1997). The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (pg. 21). Random House.

Further reading
‚óŹ Steiner, Rudolf. (1897). Goethe’s Conception of the World (contents) (§:Views concerning Nature and the Development of Living Beings: the Doctrine of Metamorphosis), Publication.

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