Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change
The predicament of all life is uncertainty.
While humans have had to deal with chaos since ancient times, only recent has science recognized it as a fundamental force in the universe.
Chaos, theory, originally used to understand the movements that create thunderstorms, raging rivers, and hurricanes, is now being applied to everything from medicine to warfare to social dynamics and theories about how organizations form and change. Chaos is evolving from a scientific theory into a cultural metaphor. As a metaphor it allows us to query some of our most cherished assumptions and encourages us to ask fresh questions about reality.
Our modern society has been obsessed with conquering and scientifically controlling the world around us. However, chaotic, nonlinear systems--such as nature, society, and our individual lives--lie beyond all our attempts to predict, manipulate, and control them. Chaos suggests that instead of resisting life's uncertainties, we should embrace the possibilities they offer.
In this groundbreaking new book, John Briggs and F. David Peat unfold seven lessons for embracing chaos in daily life:
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The development of chaos theory has provided new insights for science. It has enabled scientific thinking to move away from a picture of the universe based on idealised and inevitably simplified ... Read full review
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Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change
John Briggs,F David Peat
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