Life is not chaotic
Edward N. Lorenz,
was† a research
at MIT who created
a model for weather forecast, and †discovered
the Butterfly effect?†
One day, as the legend says, Lorenz was busy computing his weather forecast (Lorenz model). After an elaborate work he got hungry. He† stopped the program, saved †the †state parameters of his weather model, and went for a snack.† When he returned, he restored the model state† and continued computing, whereupon he discovered that the numbers he observed on the screen differed from those which he observed before having the snack.† He soon realized than whenever he stopped and resumed† the computation† of his differential equations, the results changed. His model was sensitive on initial conditions, and was therefore chaotic.
Then he discovered the butterfly effect, whereby the flapping of a butterfly's wings may change the modelís initial conditions so that somewhere on the globe the weather† turned into a tornado.
Cells can be grown in a tissue culture, which consists of fluid and essential ingredients for growing cells.† After some time they start dying and have to be transferred into a new dish with a† fresh medium. Each such a transfer may be regarded as a new initial condition. Nevertheless, the cells donít get chaotic, since they carry their own initial conditions and complexity, which they inherited from their parents. Life is a never ending ongoing process.