Hammel & 'Important Stuff'

Fri, 15 Apr 1994 08:56:00 PDT

Crowley writes:

" Saying that ... chaos theory will never do humanity any good is silly.
Let's ignore the former. But if human systems are governed by chaotic forces,
wouldn't an understanding of chaos theory help us to understand human
systems? "

A common misunderstanind of chaos theory whose mathematical usage refers to
the study of a certain class of non-linear differential
equations that leads to systems with so-called chaotic behavior even though
they are completely deterministic, with chaos as used in ordinary parlance.
Chaos theory has nothing to do with systems "goverened by
chaotic forces."

D. Read