Chaos theory and fractals – 5/4 (!?!)

A response to the question: "How is chaos theory non-determinant?" This is an interesting question, because I think it might normally be asked in the opposite way: "How is chaos theory DETERMINANT?", because chaos theory is, well, chaotic, so it seems more logical to connect chaos with non-determinancy than with determinancy. So to explore the question that wasn't...

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Chaos theory and fractals: 4/4

4. I don't understand how the butterfly effect looks like the structures seen in the book...a butterfly looking pattern. The butterfly effect is just the name, slightly arbitrary, of the idea that complex systems exhibit the characteristic by which tiny tiny tiny (infintesimally tiny) changes in one part of the system have the potential (not...

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Chaos theory and fractals: 3/4

3. And so, there's all this talk about 'deterministic chaotic systems'... What exactly, is the stunning significance of this? I think I get that every shape in nature is ultimately created by patterns of itself within itself, but I'm confused as a biologist or physiologist or biochemist because things like continents are made of...

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Chaos theory and fractals: 2/4

2. Does the fractal model also work for dynamic, fluid or changing shapes? Yes, in fact this is it's most 'natural home' I think.  The reason is that fractals are about processes, not things, and processes are just that: descriptions of changes, not of things, and changes have a way of, well, being DIFFERENT the...

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Chaos theory and fractals: 1/4

The following four questions (one per post) were posed in a recent class. My edited responses follow. 1. So I understand that any shape in nature can be converted to a mathematical formula, right? Then you take that formula and plug in the variable related to that shape and feed the answer into the...

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Recursive Frame Analysis 2

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Recursive Frame Analysis 1

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eLation

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Growth of an Idea

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Rudolf Steiner and Sri Aurobindo: A Beginning Comparison

A cursory Google search (2009) didn't turn up anything promising in regards to comparing Rudolf Steiner and Sri Aurobindo.  Hopefully this will help: Rudolf Steiner and Sri Aurobindo: A Beginning Comparison Summary: This longer essay summarizes the basic elements of the spiritual-cosmological worldviews of two of the most important modern, integrative spiritual thinkers: Rudolf Steiner and...

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a tiny window

a tiny window gathers the world echoes morning’s rush of life amazingly, my fingers trace your carved shoulder like they have never known geometry somebody somewhere is getting coffee, walking the dog, dressing for a long day – but not we, whose worlds have just collided under the gaze of a tiny window that no one is looking through because we are beyond...

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