On Theory of Chaos


The Theory of Chaos is a mathematical theory capable of eluding even the deterministic, finite state automata – like predictions of Newtonian physics.

In the 1960’s MIT professor Edward Lorenz created equations for air convection which he then programmed into a computer. He concluded that: “the extreme sensitivity to initial conditions (mean) that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings over the Amazon could influence the weather in China. This conclusion later found amenable audiences and applications in the field of mathematics as deterministic chaos.

In the appearance of chaos, a pattern can be found. An ineludible question then follows: is pattern the true nature of reality? If so, pattern speaks of design. It follows then that design speaks of intentionality; intentionality speaks of intelligence, and intelligence speaks of mind.

It is only in a universe of order that rational exploration, discovery and scientific research would be possible; therefore, the best explanation for the orderliness of the universe with the appearance of disorder (as proposed in Chaos Theory) is an intelligent agent.