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Sunday, August 19, 2018

L. K. Samuels and chaos


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L. K. Samuels (1951-now) is an American philosopher best known for his analysis of chaos and complexity. Wikipedia says,


"[Samuels] coined the phrase 'social chaology', which refers to the studies of complex, holistic, and self organizing nature of society in relationship to the linear, predatory and 'planned chaos' predispositions of government." (Wikipedia: L. K. Samuels, 8.16.21 UTC 22:04)


The rest of this post is some quotes from Samuels.


Universal laws


"Order is not universal. In fact, many chaologists and physicists posit that universal laws are more flexible than first realized, and less rigid - operating in spurts, jumps and leaps, instead of like clockwork. Chaos prevails over rules and systems..." (In Defense of Chaos, 2013)




"In essence, chaos is a phase transition that gives spontaneous energy the means to achieve repetitive and structural order." (In Defense of Chaos, 2013)


"After all, order is merely the repetition of patterns; chaos is the process that establishes those patterns." (Chaos Gets a Bad Rap, 2015)