For a man who is constantly in the process of creative research is important to have opponents, who have the intellectual space which is close to your. When of such space you have not, look to himself, by analogy with the game of chess with itself. I asked myself one day, how much in my entire 70 years of life I have met partners who could be complementary for me? It turned out, the fingers of the second hand is not needed. It is clear that we are talking about interdisciplinary space. I am pleased to recall their names, however, all of them, alas, are gone from this life.
This is director of the Institute for History of Science and Technology of the USSR Academy, DBiol., Corr. USSR Academy of Sciences Mikulinsky S.R. (1919-1991), one of the founders of the science - sciencemetery, founder and first editor of the journal "Questions of History of Science and Technology"; Engin.D, Full Prof. Kontorov D.S. (1920-2001), at least equal to the highest competent as in the natural sciences and in biology and psychology; MD, Full Prof. Ugolev A.M. (1926-1991), who discovered the third type of digestion and developed the theory of functional blocks; MD., Full Prof. Skupchenko V.V. (1947-2000), who created the concept of holistic fazotonic motoric and autonomic regulation mechanisms of the brain, several techniques for the stereotactic neurosurgery; MD., Full Prof. Vasil'chenko G.S. (1921-2006), a neurologist and a linguist, polyglot, and perhaps the world's largest sexologist. He created a domestic system of sexology. However, he is very lamented that the real professionals absent in this system. That's it. Not a lot.
Four of them were born in the 20s and only one after the 2nd World War. They were outstanding minds of Russia. The main thing that united them all - is the presence of the powerful potential of systems thinking. That is to say, they were systemic analysts from birth. A different and cannot be, because it the quality is immanent. Each of them represented a powerful resource base for thedevelopment of those around them and who came to replace them.
But apparently in full accordance with the second law of thermodynamics, the successors of our luminaries have not necessary resources. They could only take the crumbs from a holistic picture of their predecessors. So they got plenty of unwanted stochastic effects. This is natural. One system cannot be integrated to another system, if it has systemic level above the level of other system. In other words, the scale of resources of the student must be more than a teacher. Since it is not, we can see only display of undesirable by stochastic effects. It is mark of low level of the systemic culture
Another remarkable feature of these outstanding individuals, who are clearly manifested in communion, was being to maintain of the interest opponent arising from the discussion. Dull polemic so characteristic of many researchers of the past and almost dominant at the moment, was alien for this glorious cohort. They felt their power, which was in their huge interdisciplinary erudition. After each meeting with them, I always expected of new ideas from myself. And these expectations are not deceived.
So, my match with myself is continued. I look forward to the following ideas.