I don't recall seeing this language before.
Oops, I always thought I found LtU through a link from one of Turchin's projects, and somehow that made me assume LtU readers are aware of him... My fault...
It looks rather amusing.
Yes, I was impressed as well :-)
Knowing that you like philosophy (as such or of science?) you may be interested in visiting
Principia Cybernetica project (Turchin being a co-editor).
Officially devoted to cybernetics (and therefore to systems), the project taght me (a little) about system thinking, metasystem transitions, evolution, entropy, and many other things people can use in their everyday life.
Check their library for interesting reading.
The US mirror used to be outdated, but may be ok already.