Reactive Mode Point Three

Third, I have worked for several owners of housing construction companies who were very strong in the artistic areas of architecture and interior design, but very weak in the areas of managing people and organizing activities in the field.

The point here relating to genetic mutations randomly acted upon by natural selection…in a totally free and unmanaged system…is that not managing in business is not a liberated, human-resources enlightened, philosophically free-thinking approach to management…it is simply not managing.  Even if the route to achieving the diversity of life we see in the natural world came through a reactive mode of information generation, by what appeared on the outside to be a totally unguided, random process…which I totally reject…this process would still be so complex in its formulation that it would require the foresight and guidance of intelligent design nonetheless.

The hands-off, unguided approach of non-management simply does not work for complex systems.

If the housing construction field supervisor did stand in the middle of the vacant building lot, and devised from scratch all of the required architectural, engineering, and interior design on the spot, while creatively inventing each construction trade activity in-the-moment as required…all of the mountains of information to design and build a house would simply be embodied in this one field supervisor.  The required information to construct a complex thing like a house does not go away.  An intelligent designer is still needed…whether in this illustrative, hypothetical reactive mode of one individual creating in-the-moment…or in the more broadly conventional, proactive mode of established “standard of the industry” bodies of information spread out over many disciplines, institutions, and groups of people working together.

The philosophy of naturalism postulates the existence of no designer present on the scene at all…the various building materials in the form of living cells and the integrated body-plans of plants, insects, fish, birds, and mammals all find a way through random chance assemblage to self-manufacture themselves into functioning life-forms.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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