In his book Out of Control, Kelly (1994) describes the "Nine Laws of God" as universal laws that govern all complex systems in nature. Kelly recognizes that the nine laws he offers are not the only laws necessary in complex adaptive systems; but he suggests that these
principles are the broadest and most representative of all the observations noted in the science of complexity.
Kelly defines the Nine Laws of God as:
Kelly, K. (1994). Out of control: The rise of neo-biological civilization. Addison-Wesley.