I would like to stick to these definitions unless someone can give me a reason to change them. The reason I have them here is that, in many cases, the terms are so new that the dictionary has no listing or worse an inadequate definition. E-mail me if you find any errors or believe there are contradictions.
Holon – A holon is a whole which is in turn part of a greater whole. As atoms are a level of holon, they are also parts of molecules which are themselves holons. This concept exists on all levels of experience and supports a natural hierarchy. Example: Humanity is a higher holon level than the biosphere. The human needs the biosphere which gave “birth” to the human but the biosphere doesn’t need the human.