Many times I've read about machines or processes being described as a collection of only physical states and not as a set of 'interacting' processes. A physical STATE is not a process which might have time-dependent or order-dependent qualities; that is a dynamic process with important properties that are not fully 'realised' until they interact in the 'entire' system in a specific scheduled fashion after certain other 'required' actions have occurred.
Maybe some important dynamic processes that are not reducible to physical states and that are not time or order dependent should be considered as basic qualities for system analysis. And not just a linear sequence of 'static' qualities that can not capture important time-dependent traits of a system. Could Scientific analysis be missing this point of view?