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(biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)

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7) A cybernetic reading of control would have to acknowledge that there is perhaps more to the events surrounding the emergence and development of the science than meets the eye--a point that is suggested by the interesting work by Andrew Pickering on British cyberneticians and by Eden Medina on the politics of cybernetics in Chile, for example.
Cyberneticians use a constructivist epistemology and assume that the system of interest is defined by the observer.
Cyberneticians maintain that the working of analogue and digital machines resemble the way that organisms work.
Schwaninger M (1997) Global transdisciplinary research cooperation: 30 cyberneticians online.
It is typical for second-order cyberneticians like Maturana (1988a) and yon Glasersfeld (1991) to take a deeper step into biology than most humanists.
The word 'black box' is used by cyberneticians whenever
Medicine competes with a rapidly expanding range of "make over" services including cyberneticians developing chips for implantation.
Moreover, as economists and business thinkers have always been closet cyberneticians, we should get out there and expand our subject boundaries to engage cyborg science.
He knows that somewhere over the horizon on the vast ocean of thought, a race of more highly evolved imagineers (physicists, poets, microbiologists, cyberneticians, genuine historians) sail to and fro in vessels of inconceivable power and speed.
In "Cybernetics and Purpose: A Critique," he shows the error in the efforts--of cyberneticians and behaviorists--to explain away the apparent goal-directed behavior of animals in terms of mechanical inputs and outputs and self-regulating feedback mechanisms.
For the cyberneticians, intention really was nothing other than the input/output relations.