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If the state of chaos always takes on the state with the highest probability... Doesn't that mean it is not really chaos at all?

If the "future" is always structured from the "past". Wouldn't that be a form of order?

Would it mean that if we were to start all over again... due to the path of probability... we would get the same results? If so, how could reality be random?

I might have a vague understanding for these concepts so please do correct me.

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  • Dixon
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    3 months ago
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    It sounds like you are talking about entropy or maybe QM here. If so, you are mixing up your levels. At the smallest level of detail, things can be statistically random but with one outcome more likely. So exact predictions at the lowest level are impossible. However, at the macro scale the most probable outcome always emerges.

    It's like going to a Casino and looking at every game in progress at a point in time. No one can predict the outcome of the very next hand / pull of the lever / roll of the dice across tha Casino. But you can guarantee that at the end of the evening the Casino will have made money. 

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    • Dixon
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      3 months agoReport

      btw, when popular science uses the word "chaos" I have never found it at all helpful. The things they described as being chaos I often instinctively feel are quite ordered, and vice versa. This is why they have words like entropy - because they have a proper definition.

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  • 3 months ago

    On your comments...open-mindedness is how we allow forgiveness, which ushers in love as well as new ideas that may just be true, but you still have to check them out.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    "If the state of chaos always takes on the state with the highest probability..."

    That is a logically flawed hypothesis. It's like saying, "If black is always white," which is an illogical hypothesis since the two are mutually exclusive. Adding your condition, it's as if you're asking, "If black is always white, doesn't that mean there is no black at all?" The words amount to nonsense.

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