I would repost this as a top-level comment for it to be able to gain visibility. Thanks for building this!
Not sure I understand the "reality has joints that can be cleaved"-thing but sounds like a possibly valuable framing.
Do you mean that reality can be broken down into different gears and one can find out how the gears interact?
Would an illustration of this be a look at how humans, on a biological level, could be described as "selfish-gene"-style driven and, possibly, on a mental level modeled as multi-agent minds?