The chaos theory began to develop in the mid-60’s, and burst into public consciousness in the early 80’s with the publication of Gleick’s book, “Chaos”. Some say that this theory brought to an end the hopes of the scientists to describe the world in deterministic concepts, based on the natural laws formulated by mathematical equations that can be solvable, given initial conditions.
The chaos theory suggests that there are systems that have non-linear feedback, i.e., feedback systems in which the stimulus response is not proportional to the stimulus. In some of these systems, even if we know the equations that describe them, we can’t accurately predict the future situation or the outcome. Chaos theory refers to the systems as chaotic systems in which no two situations are identical, no two solutions are identical, and the result of cyclic pattern is not repetitive. This means that it is impossible to fix laws of nature and we can’t be predictable. If so, how do we predict, in different degrees of accuracy, the future consequences of natural processes and chaotic systems?