Category Archives: chaos

Oh…nuts

There was a lot of commotion recently about some nutty pastor in Florida who announced he was going to burn Korans on the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. First he was…then he wasn’t…then he might after all…then finally he … Continue reading

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Blizzards and Butterflys

A flock of robins arrived in my Albany, NY neighborhood today. I used to consider them a harbinger of spring, but these days I’ll see one or two around occasionally during the winter. (Apparently some of them stay in upstate … Continue reading

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Butterflies on Valentine’s Day

Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?  ~ Edward Lorenz When you reach a certain age, you realize that there were certain moments in your past that significantly affected who and what … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life

Back in 1997 I wrote a piece about the movie It’s A Wonderful Life for my website, offering a Quantum Age perspective on this holiday classic. As one of our holiday traditions in the USA is to catch a rerun … Continue reading

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Chaos On Wall Street

PBS’ News Hour recently featured a Paul Solman interview of Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathemetician known for his work on Chaos Theory, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the book “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.” It offers … Continue reading

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Complexity on Wall Street

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about economics. Then again, based on the last few weeks, there are a lot of people on Wall Street that don’t know much about economics either. (Why would an investment … Continue reading

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What’s Going On?

It’s hard to look at what’s happening in the world today without wondering what the heck is going on. To take just the latest example…America’s financial system appears to be spinning out of control, and nobody can agree on what … Continue reading

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