Without links we could neither be nor be human. We come into the world tethered to our biological mothers… (p 117). In…simple physical cases there is a spatial contiguity and closeness of the linked objects, and the connected objects are related via the link. Linkages are not only physical and spatial. (We) experience temporal connections. Event A is linked to event B by a series of temporally interceding events…linked because we experience them as…somehow being part of the same temporal sequence (p 118). (An) instance of causal relatedness is the functional linking of parts or entities…linking is a fundamental way of forming unities, of which functional assemblies are a prominent type (p118).