The WTF meter really spiked when I noticed this church sign. I could only make out the first two lines, which was really confusing and a little out of place for the typical ‘you will love our god or he will torture you for eternity’ nonsense.
I was genuinely curious and even seriously considered visiting this church to see if they were having a discussion
, sermon, or talk about Chaos Theory.
Chaos In A Nutshell
Here is a quick overview of Chaos Theory and what it involves.
Edward Lorenz, the pioneer of Chaos Theory, summarized it as:
When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. [Wikipedia]
Chaos Theory exists in several natural systems and has applications in areas such as: meteorology, sociology, physics, computer science, engineering, economics, and biology.
Debunking Chaos Theory
Since I enjoy all things science and have a severe allergy to bullshit, I was curious to know what this church had to say on the topic of Chaos Theory and how they arrived at the ‘debunked’ conclusion.
The following afternoon I found myself on the same road and took a closer look, hoping to see if there was a discussion date listed.