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155). During ontogeny the organism increases in complexity in hierarchical intervals, with constant addition and subtraction of structures and functions. 'Structures that together form a system (organ) align their rates of development to become complete simultaneously and initiate a new vital function (... ) via a rapid switch, a threshold, that is a transition from one stabilized state (step) of the organ-to-organ or organism-toenvironment interaction (... ) to another' (p. 158). While the transitions from one to the next stabilized state in this homeorhetic system occur via far-from-stabilized thresholds, ample opportunity exists to switch the sequence of the subsequent epigenetic interactions.
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