Chaos theory states that, under certain conditions, ordered, regular patterns can be seen to arise out of seemingly random, erratic and turbulent processes in nature. Chaos theory is the kind of science that makes my brain seize up. I know very little about it, except that chaos theory and fractal geometry are somehow linked. Are fractals the regular patterns that arise from the chaos? If so, they certainly don’t seem to be in evidence on the bark of this birch tree I photographed today. It is so incredibly chaotic, yet I can see absolutely no regular pattern arising from this random, erratic, and turbulent peeling bark. Still, it is fascinating and irresistibly intriguing.
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