One might ask the question that since these diagrams indicate motion (or flow) could they be modeled by a circuit simulator like SPICE?
The flow itself could definitely be modeled by using such a program, but it should be recognized that the computer program (or even an actual electrical circuit as depicted below) is itself not obeying the same causal entailments as what is represented in the animated diagram. The SPICE circuit would only be modeling one aspect of the entity depicted (the motion or flow of the black lines).
The electric circuit shows three voltage-controlled current sources wired up in series analogous to the three reaction chambers in the animated diagram. The left-to-right electrical current flow would be analogous to the black dashed lines in the animated diagram.
Note that the current sources themselves are not being repaired or replaced from within the circuit.
The current sources are just there… put there by the person making the circuit. One could say that the electrical circuit was “intelligently designed” by an outside entity.
In the animated diagram, the manufacturing agents themselves are being made from within the system.
This replacement (or repair) is what is meant by the dashed red lines. One could say that the animated diagram represents an organic system that “entails itself“.
The discussion above would apply to any computer program, not just SPICE. There will always be a part of the overall program that is not changeable from within the program.
The SPICE circuit was drawn with the free demo version of TopSpice from penzar.com.
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