Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Big Ideas

Today was quite a stimulating day. I listened to ABC Radio National instead of ABC Radio Classic FM.

I listened to part three of the Boyer Lectures which was on at 1pm. It was about changing attitudes of Australians to the United Kingdom. It was quite interesting to hear about Antipodean sojourns to the 'homeland'. You can read more about that here - LINK

There was also a whopping thunderstorm. Dark clouds rolled over enveloping us in near darkness. Flashes of lightning danced with the explosion of thunder, together with pelting rain. Cats love thunderstorms, we understand the rhythm of nature. Dogs on the other hand.... I need not say more.

I pondered the random yet rhythmic nature of a thunderstorm. Hmmm (meow) I am sure Chaos Theory features somewhere there. According to Chaos Theory, small variations in the initial conditions of a dynamical system can produce large variations in the results. In other words, a small change can have a tremendous effect.

Something to sleep on. And as many cats nap for 18 hours a day or even more, this can be quite productive


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