We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When I met the term 'self-organising', I realised this is all very dubious. Information cannot be dismissed so glibly. There has to be a source of it and it must be described. Information does not appear like 'magic' as if some rabbit out of a hat.
We have had this self-organising meme deployed for far too long in terms of evolution and the origin of life. It doesn't work and is really an evasion. Information is the key, and where is its origin?