The Universality of Nature’s Processes

Rod King wrote a pioneering post on ZICO Philosophy. “But, Fractal Gridding can be used to express ideas in a way common writing systems cannot. As an example, I present a Fractal Grid of the “Z.I.C.O. Philosophy” which is inherent in Fractal Gridding.

The four Building Blocks of the ZICO Philosophy of Fractal Gridding are as follows:
* Z: Zeroness (Nothingness)
* I: Infinity (Everythingness)
* C: Cyclicity (Recursivity)
* O: Oneness (Unity)

The ZICO Philosophy assumes that there are two basic processes in nature: deconstruction and construction.

The post of Dr. King reminded me of a great post on water construction-deconstruction. I quote from this post:

Increased energy disrupts the hydrogen bonds between water molecules. Because these bonds can be created and disrupted rapidly, water absorbs an increase in energy, and temperature changes only minimally. This means that water moderates temperature changes within organisms and in their environments. As energy input continues, the balance between hydrogen-bond formation and destruction swings toward the destruction side.

Again, water is amenable to the law of nature and its two processes of deconstruction and construction.

Nature processes are truly deconstruction and construction

My research found a company by the name of ZICO. It has four building blocks consisting of trust, innovate, connect and lead. I could easily replace the four blocks of Dr. King’s fractal grid with these four building blocks and arrange them similarly. The healthiness of this new fractal grid demands the continuous construction and deconstruction of these four building blocks.

The PDCA Cycle consisting of the four blocks of plan, do, check, and act. For this cycle to be nature-like, it has to go through the two processes of construction-deconstruction.

Learn- unlearn is an example of construction-deconstruction. For example, the Four Blocks program — based on the premise that not all children learn in the same way — integrates four language arts areas into reading instruction. Those areas are guided reading, self-selected reading, writing, and working with words.

Again, it is four blocks with the two processes of nature learn (construction) and unlearn (deconstruction).

Creativity bases itself on constructing many ideas and deconstructing them into few selected ideas.

What makes humans bond together?

The question that occupied my mind with water making almost 60% of the human body is also responsible in any degree to how humans bond together. Bonded water keeps changing with water-water bonds breaking and new water-water bonds forming. This is true unless the water is trapped and has a more stable structure. It is a continuous construction-deconstruction process.

Do people bond to each other permanently or do they keep breaking their bonds and forming new ones until humans are “trapped” where a more stable human bonding structure emerges?

Emotional factors attract people. Emotional bonding tends to last. Unlike water, molecules only stabilize when trapped within a limited space. Emotional bonds tend to stay strong. Trust is necessary for emotional bonding to stay.

Are bonding in social networks emotional or more based on transient interests? Why then do we see the flux of people leaving and new ones joining social groups.  Are they water-like or ice-like? Is the warmth of trust strong enough to keep the “fluidity” of such bonds?

I tend to say that human bonds are closer to be like water- deconstruct and reconstruct. Is trust getting weaker for these human bonds to remain in a state of dynamic change than they used to be before?

The four blocks of human bonding are emotional bonding, physical bonding, physiological bonding, and situational bonding. These blocks keep constructing and deconstructing.

The above examples show the versatility of the ZICO fractal grid that Dr. King offered to the world. It is a fractal grid of rich versatility to accommodate all human activities with the need to construct and deconstruct these activities to grow.


Ali Anani
Ali Anani
My name is Ali Anani. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia (UK, 1972) Since the early nineties I switched my interests to publish posts and presentations and e-books on different social media platforms.

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  1. 1.Dr Ali firstly ,I thank you for posting a wonderful thought on ZICO model & Dr Rod King’s Fractal Grid Application so lucidly. Im quoting my reply here again for the LBM Dr Rod King, Ph.D. ” Thank you very much for posting the LBM model Your construction of Fractal Grids in LBM leads to a thought of change for higher Evolution or Higher Devolution of the existence of matter be it a Point Object or an object that occupies mega space , even a vision of a thought itself could be considered as matter . The flow could be smooth or devastating with proper shared bonding or unstable ioninic bonding of H+ Or O- or OH- energy states .
    The complex process evolves from the Zero State of existence and finally reaches to Zero State , which further could go to the fractionalized position of the infinitesimal as a process of finite perceptive state , further expand to infinite unperceptive state of existence . These 3 states are dynamic in nature at all times , even at Zero State the complex energy of change elements remain could be dormant for a period of time, the evolutionary energy per se exists.My thought though , out of Dr David John’s views and Jean e Charon’s concepts of, “Relativite’ Complexe’ ” , a dynamic system ” …2/-
    2. Your quote on Construction and deconstruction of Water molecules ,and kinetic flow of water is an excellent metaphor in case if evolutionary and devolutionary cycle of life . A system that is has a dormant has an energy to evolve dynamically from Zero dynamicity to finite dynamicity of learning and reach to zero or fractionalized dynamicity of unlearning to Empty state of learning or a Void of nothingness .. Energy in a Void Space too exists with a scope of further evolution or devolution , depending on the intelligence bonding of the processes of change … The change being the property of Nature of Cosmos …

    Apologies for the delayed response , yet it was a great adventure to enter into the psyche of Water Energy , which you have so profoundly explained … In gratitude for sharing such a value added thought , Dr Ali .

    • Hi Vishwas,

      Your analysis is so deep and the way you explained the three states is comprehensive.

      I also greatly enjoyed your further and deep elaboration on the hydrogen bonding in water and the interaction of construction and deconstruction of these bonds and their dynamism.

      Your comment is so deep and warrants several rereading. Thank you

  2. It amazes me how our ideas meet, Aldo. my next post is again on construction-deconstruction and competition.
    We may bifurcate in this direction or that.

    Yiou bring a hugely relevant idea in your comment and that is of the positive side of destruction “it is necessary to de-construct, that is to break down prejudices that stand between us and otherness.”
    This is a great idea because normally we see the negative side of deconstruction.

    Food for thought your comment is.

  3. Again a very interesting and informative article.
    Frankly I didn’t know about the ZICO fractal grid (Dr. King).
    I can say only thta to build a different world and a different way of relating to the other, it is necessary to de-construct, that is to break down prejudices that stand between us and otherness. Deconstructing means calling into question languages, knowledge, tools and institutions. And this is not easy, because these are all things that give us security that we consider “normal and natural” and that instead they are not: they are only the result of a precise historical and cultural result.
    In one of my posts that I just sent to BZC I mention a sort of deconstruction and construction in the ambit of friendships, more often unconscious, but also almost always inevitable, and the need to build a form of intelligence, in addition to that emotional, necessary for relationships in a world that is becoming more and more globalized.