I don’t pretend to know much about Chaos Theory, and what I’ve learned more of it is from the documentary “The Secret Life of Chaos” (2017) directed by Nic Stacey. From this documentary I learned of the people like Alan Turing whose lifeworks had big impact on how we perceive of Chaos Theory today. Before I even knew about Chaos Theory and the definition of deterministic system of a philosophical doctrine, I have had thoughts of my own in regarding to things that can be counted within both observable and unobservable universes. By reading a bit into Chaos Theory and the definition of deterministic system, I’ve come to a realization that Chaos Theory and deterministic system together as a unit which resembles a perfect marriage.
When you think of Chaos Theory, you think of simple elements that can be counted yet these elements have the potential of creating unpredictable combination in nature and elsewhere. For an example, if you take a look at a huge tree with many branches, the whole tree does look like a complex pattern, but if you take a closer look at the tree the elements can be break down into very simple similar patterns. Nonetheless, the branches on the tree are unpredictably formed in countless simple patterns that together they make the tree to be a more complex feature. The predictability in the picture of a tree which forms by unpredictable patterns of branches is the tree and branches themselves. This is the side of deterministic system.
Without a brain like a human being, yet the branches on the tree know how to self-organized into similar branches with different patterns to form a predictable outcome as a tree. Chaos Theory suggests that most things in nature can be simple and unpredictable yet self-organized to form predictable features, thus nature isn’t like a clockwork machine in which the gears would always be turned in the same directions. Hint this is why I realized Chaos Theory and deterministic system together as a perfect marriage. For your information, people are using Chaos Theory to study human’s heart, animal skins’ patterns, weathers, and whatnot.
My own thoughts now come into the mix in regarding to all of this. I have always thought of both observable and unobservable universes can be broken down into elements that can be counted and summed it all up. What do I mean by this? If we can think of 1 + 1 equal 2, then we can think of every element in the universe can be thrown onto a scale for weighing and summation. Nonetheless, I also do think these elements in each of themselves have behaviors and features that create potential for probable outcomes. Thus I think we can count up all elements within the universe if we can be sure of all the potentials and probabilities there are within a universe. We must also remember that each element can combine with another and many others to form new elements, thus the potentials and probabilities like these must be accounted for within the equation too.
I may have misunderstood in one aspect of Chaos Theory is that I think Chaos Theory suggests that the unpredictability side of things cannot be accounted for in any math, but the potentials and probabilities are there for the unpredictability to become predictability once the whole picture is formed. For me, I think it’s absurd that the potentials and the probabilities within the universe are endless and infinite. I think if the universe is truly endless and infinite, then why not earth in the first place be just it and the sun, stars, and everything else shouldn’t be existed in the first place. I think we can agree on that if we have a powerful enough machine we could sum up all elements within planet earth to eventually have them weigh on a single scale to come up with an exact number of how much earth is made of right? I think the universe is in this manner too.
If what I’ve been stated thus far are all true, should infinite be a number which we can weigh?
Thus, I think the potentials and probabilities of what exist cannot be endless and limitless, and here is where I determine that if we have a powerful enough machine we can too put a universe on a scale for weighing. Furthermore, since the potentials and probabilities are not infinite, so there must be other universes out there. Since the potentials and probabilities are capable to form within our imagination — I think Chaos Theory should agree with me that human conscious is the byproduct of the potentials and the probabilities of the system we’re in — I think our imagination of limited universe is too within the potentials and probabilities of the system. Otherwise, our imagination wouldn’t allow us to imagine the universe is limited. Here is what I think next, there shouldn’t be a law that limits the shape and size of a universe unless the potentials and probabilities of such are not existed. Who say earth is round and the universe cannot be square? Perhaps, another universe is square and ours is in a very weird shape which we have no word to describe such a shape.