We look at sky at night and see chaos. We drive on 405 through Los Angeles during the rush hours and see disarray. We walk into the forest, look at the trees and see discoordinated growth around seemingly unregulated river. Scientists study the environment trying to find out reason why the thing are the way they are.
Humanity tries to make sens of nature since they discover that they can think. The goal is to recognize the patterns and to be able to predict the future.
I’ve recently discovered this brilliant explanation of what are we looking for.
It reminded me of a brilliant book “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick, which I read some twenty years ago.
Here is what I’ve learned.
Everything around us seems to be in disarray.
Universe exists for billions of years.
The system must be working, otherwise entire arrangement would fall apart.
There must be an order in this all maddness.
There must be a pattern.
We have to find out.
The scientists are the ones working on finding patterns, explaining past and predicting the future.
And so are the writers.