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Seven life lessons of chaos :timelesss wisdom from the science of changeby John Briggs
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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:
About the Author
John Briggs, Ph.D., is a professor of English and the journalism coordinator at Western Connecticut State University. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.
F. David Peat holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Liverpool and has written dozens of books on art, science, and spirituality. He lives in London. They are the authors of Turbulent Mirror.
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