Can we put a stop here please. You clearly know a lot more about equilibrium than I do. In this thread I am trying to achieve some progress towards getting a Petri net thing going for us at Azimuth. I started with a basic question, perhaps I didn't phrase it well, but somehow we've veered into ruminative discussions about equilibrium, tidal forces, etc. I know I contributed to this direction by delving into equilibrium, but it's not productive for the stated purpose of this discussion.
In an attempt to reset, I will rephrase my question. Thanks.