scissiparity


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scissiparity

(ˌsɪsɪˈpærɪtɪ)
n
reproduction by one cell splitting into two
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This emphasis on the 'other side' of reification, the re-articulation inherent in this process toward increasing social complexity now understood as scissiparity, or creation through fission, changes the situation slightly but significantly.
is precisely this other face of the process Luhmann chose to theorize as an unremitting dynamic of interminable scissiparity whose eventual consequences can never be foreseen.