posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 03:56 PM
reply to post by Nevertheless
The definition of chaos is not order. If it needed order, to maintain itself, then it would be order that looks like chaos.
Duality. Everything has an opposite. In order for there to be chaos, there must be something that differentiates from the qualities of chaos or chaos
itself would be called existence. The fact that we have to specify chaos tells me that we noticed something we felt needed to be defined as distinct
idea, and that means it is differentiated. If there is no order, then there is no chaos. There is only existence.
Obviously, this isn't the case - for instance, entropy. A clear case of chaos. And evolution. A clear case of order.
No, that would lead to chaos and would not be order.
That's where I see something special, but that's another topic entirely. The order values outweigh the chaos values, creating a build-up of order in
spite of the chaos, until the chaos becomes a tool by which to refine order rather than destroy it completely. Like pruning a tree.
If things are in order, they are in order. That's the definition.
Point out something to me that is perfect, from the smallest subatomic particles to the mass as a whole. If anyone can find a flaw in it, or something
they would like changed, then there is chaos. There is a conflicting impression being conveyed somewhere in that object or idea. Find me something
that everyone will find to be perfect. Nothing needs to be added or taken away.
When you have found that perfection, you have found pure order. Until then, your understanding of order is less than...well, orderly.
Remember, the quoted selection in my original post in this thread is not my own words. It is only someone else's reflection of an idea I've been
chewing on for while. I wanted to show it to ATS and see how deeply we can explore the numerous subtleties of order and chaos.