The next continuity to illustrate is between behavioral adaptation and participational adaptation.
Participational adaptation is at the next higher level of molarity.
This slide illustrates participational adaptation. Participational adaptation is the relationship between the proportion of a set reacting to an event and properties of the extractor or relationships between extractor events. The behavior of specific individuals within the set is irrelevant. A simple example would be an advertisement and the resulting proportion of the population buying the product. No one really cares specifically who buys a product, just how many and how to get more.
The reductionistic machinery underlying the proportion of a group reacting to an extractor is obviously the behavioral adaptation of the individuals making up the group. A reductionistic explanation for short-term adaptation in turn would be cellular adaptation.
The context for short-term behavioral adaptation is provided by participational adaptation by specifying the proportion of the individuals which react like the target individual.
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