This certainly isn’t, but…. Consider some lines.

1. _______ * ___________ * _______|________ |* ___

2. ___ \_______ * _______/_____ * _|________ |* ___

3. ____\_____________/________\* ____ * ___ |* ___

Let each line be some aspect of society, defined intuitively or left as primitive for the sake of argument. Let the left end be earlier in time, the right end later. Assume time to be measured in some sort of unit which is somewhat consistently defined and constant, never mind what unit. Let “__” indicate continuity or the normal course of things, defined intuitively or left primitive for the sake of argument. Let “\” indicate interaction which proceeds from the line above and the line below, the former influencing the latter. Let “/” indicate the reverse. Assume that “\” and “/” are usually but not always instaneous, instead they happen across some statable period of time. Let “|” indicate reciprocal interaction between lines. Assume that “|” is usually but not always instaneous, that it happens across a unit of time smaller than whatever unit of time used. Let ” * ” be moments of rupture, defined intuitively or primitively. Assume that no matter how many lines are drawn more could be drawn.

Notice the following:
– continuity on one line can co-exist with rupture on another
– interaction can occur between lines in cases of rupture or continuity
– noninteraction can occur between lines in cases of rupture or continuity

The relationships across lines appear to be defined by continuity/rupture and noninteraction/interaction with subdivisions within interaction (one-way or reciprocal).

There are the following possibilities in terms of relationships between lines:
1. – continuity/continuity noninteracting
2. – continuity/continuity interacting one-way
3. – continuity/continuity interacting reciprocally
4. – continuity/rupture noninteracting
5. – continuiuty/rupture interacting one-way
6. – continuity/rupture interacting reciprocally
7. – rupture/rupture noninteracting
8. – rupture/rupture interacting one-way
9. – rupture/rupture interacting reciprocally

Note: the above assumes interaction only between two lines. Interaction between more than one lines would introduce other possibilities (such as, “interaction between two and only two lines” “interaction between three or more lines” etc).

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