## Deep simplicity: chaos, complexity and the emergence of lifeJohn Gribbin is currently a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex. |

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### Contents

The Return of Chaos | 39 |

Chaos out of Order | 70 |

The Edge of Chaos | 104 |

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asteroid asteroid belt atmosphere atoms attractor behaviour box of gas calculations Cantor set carbon dioxide cell chemical clouds complex connections daisies Daisyworld described developed Earth earthquakes edge of chaos effect energy entropy equations equilibrium evolution evolutionary evolve exactly example extinctions feedback fitness fitness landscape fractal Gaia galaxy gases genes going grains gravity happens heat Ice Age idea infinite number insight interactions interesting involved iteration Jupiter Kauffman kind Koch curve landscape less logistic equation look Lorenz Lorenz attractor Lovelock Mars mathematical mathematician Maxwell's equations million molecules moving Newton's laws nodes noise obeys a power objects orbit particles pattern phase space physical planets Poincare population power law predict problem produced random real world sandpile scale self-organized self-organized critical Sierpinski gasket simple single Solar System species square stars surface temperature theory thermodynamics things trajectory Turing Universe