• This spontaneous emergence of order at critical points of instability, which is often referred to simply as "emergence," is one of the hallmarks of life. It has been recognized as the dynamic origin of development, learning, and evolution. In other words, creativity-the generation of new forms-is a key property of all living systems.

    Fritjof Capra, Ugo Mattei (2015). “The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community”, p.97, Berrett-Koehler Publishers