High Coo – July 19 – Chaos Theory & Murphy’s Law


Edward Lorenz, meteorologist, accidentally discovered an interest in chaos theory, when he noticed “that small changes in initial conditions produced large changes in long-term outcome.” Or, in other words, you can never fully predict the weather (or anything else for that matter) because of all the variables involved. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory)

And then there’s Murphy’s Law which says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy’s_law)

For example, the James Webb space telescope mirror appears to have suffered more damage than originally thought when it was hit by asteroids in late May. (See https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/big-setback-for-nasa-james-webb-space-telescope-badly-damaged-by-asteroid/ar-AAZJfgx)

So how might we respond to the theory, the law, the news of the day? Here is today’s haiku:

Enjoy the Show

Be thankful for flaws,

we are here to discover

our imperfections.


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