Chaos Theory as an Invitation to Peace

Carlos Puente, Department of Land, Water, and air Resources, UC Davis

The last few decades have witnessed the development of a host of ideas aimed at understanding and predicting nature's ever present complexity. It is shown that such a work provides, through its detailed study of order and disorder, a suitable impartial framework for visualizing the dynamics and consequences of mankind's ever present divisive traits. Specifically, this talk explains how recent universal results pertaining to the transition from order to chaos via a cascade of bifurcations point us to a serene state, symbolized by convergence to the origin or the root of a Feigenbaum's tree, in which we all may achieve our inherently desired condition of peace.