When we predict future climate, it is important to understand the climate of the past. We do. Mostly. Some details are still debatable.
An example of that are the periodicities of ice ages – that is, how ice ages come and go. This is described in a theory developed by amongst others the astronomer Milankovitch in the 1920ies. The theory is good, but it doesn’t explain everything. The periodicity of ice ages has not been as precise as the theory would indicate. Why is that? Is it because of noise in the system.
Now climate scientist document that the climate system is more chaotic than the model indicates. A myriad of coincidences seem to displace the ice ages from the predictions of the theory. (1)
In a cosmos full of patterns.
In a cosmos full of coincidences.
In a cosmos full of chaos.
In a cosmos built on order.
How can you see anything?
The opposites define their opposites.
In the same way you define yourself.
Forget about coincidences.
Let go of the patterns.
There is no chaos.