chaos theory: Theory that attempts to describe and explain the highly complex behavior of apparently chaotic, or unpredictable systems that show no underlying order. The behavior of physical systems is impossible to describe, using the standard laws of physics. This is because the mathematics needed to describe these systems is too difficult for even the largest computers. Such systems are sometimes known as "nonlinear " or "chaotic" systems, and they include…Continue
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"I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by. The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory." John Adams
(Individual decision making should consider the "golden rule" ethics, as well as "civil laws" ? CyberPeaceGadfly
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"Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming differences in output.......In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butterfly Effect - the notion that a butterfly stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York." (James Gleick, Chaos, 1987 Prologue.
(Hopefully, one of these days,…Continue
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