Think of elementary biotopology as being as much a meadow of knowing as a field of study and a meadow as broad as the day and knowing that has within it plenty of room for not knowing. Its subject matter wraps around you or around the referent of any member of your ever-available suite of pronouns and would-be pronouns and counts as you or one or another of these referents and follows you or such referents wherever you go or they go.

Biotopology introduces a world of approximative measurement whose basic measure is the architectural body, which, by definition, and in actuality, is approximative.

Biotpology, together with procedural architecture, the field it was invented to serve, holds that because living as an architectural body involves a roundabout way of pinning down but not exactly pinning down that which is in play, an organism that persons who lives as one stands a fair chance of escaping many of the conceptual pitfalls, particularly those born of an unconscious move toward reductionism, that commonly plague theorists and researchers.

At the heart of biotopology’s methodology lie approximative-rigorous abstractions, and underlying all biotopological description are the pair of terms cleaving and Bioscleave, which rigorously and approximately hold the places, respectively, for the firm attaching of one segment of massenergy to another rand the equally firm separating of such segments from each other, and the biosphere in the dynamic throes of omnipresent cleaving.

Whereas regular topology looks at similarities between boundary conditions, biotopology does away with the discrete object, and thus with boundary conditions altogether. Although biotopology refuses to accept the traditional view that the epidermis of an organism that persons constitutes its boundary with the world, it does recognize that there are crossover zones and differences between organizational levels of the event-fabric on one side of the epidermis (within the body proper) and on the other (the atmospheric component of the architectural body).