Life is not chaotic

Edward N. Lorenz, wasa research meteorologist 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. Hestopped the program, saved the state parameters of his weather model, and went for a snack.When he returned, he restored the model stateand 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 resumedthe computationof 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 weatherturned into a tornado.

 What is generally misunderstood, that the real weather is an ongoing process which lacks any initial conditions. In reality the initial conditions of Lorenzís model never occur.Also life is an ongoing process which may have started once (Genesis), but now it cannot be sensitive on initial conditions, since it simply lacks any initial conditions.Since an extreme sensitivity on initial conditions is a prerequisite of Chaos, life is not chaotic! In other words, the chaos model is inadequate to capture the intricacy of life.

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 afresh 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.


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