Chaos theory, Butterfly Wings, and Watchfulness over the Thoughts

One of the more important contemporary theories that make sense of phenomenon in the physical world is chaos theory. It affirms that open systems are nonlinear, which is a scientific way of saying that minute changes can have enormous consequences in emergent patterns. For example, when the meteorologist Edward Lorenz was developing computer simulations for weather predictions, he found that rounding numbers from six decimal points to three (a fraction of a thousand) made huge differences in the ultimate predictions. This was called the butterfly effect: the flapping of a butterfly's wings can … [Read more...]