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igneous formation (n) – crystallization/hardening of matter-energy, which results directly from the rapid deceleration/congealing of material (e.g. from a liquid to a solid state).
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 57-60.
mineralization (n) – the sudden emergent/synergistic conglomeration of matter-energy into geological, biological, or linguistic material. Mineralization is a result of the stagnation of an accelerated material flow.
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 26-56.
endoskeleton (n) – a calcified central scaffold of matter-energy that focuses interior movement/flows along its spine.
“Primitive bone, a stiff, calcified central rod that would later become the vertebral column, made new forms of movement control possible among animals, freeing them from many constraints… While bone allowed the complexification of the animal phylum to which we, as vertebrates belong, it never forgot its mineral origins: it is the living material that most easily petrifies, that most refily crosses the threshold back into the world of rocks. For that reason, much of the geological record is written with the fossil bone.” in Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History (Brooklyn: Zone Books, 1997), 26-7.

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November 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

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