So it’s that time….the time when I get to write a research paper. I’m actually kinda excited — yes, I know, I’m ridiculous, but I am! — because I enjoy writing papers and I’m really super excited about my research subject…chaos theory.Here’s the proposal I sent to my teacher:
Is it possible for math to have a theological impact? Thanks to an obscure theory, the answer appears to be yes. Chaos Theory describes a mathematical phenomenon that can best be described as “unpredictable predictability.” It occurs in mathematical functions that seem to be random but, in reality, are deterministic. Chaos Theory, a newly popular theory, has an extremely wide range of applications, including applications in climatology, psychology, chemistry, astronomy, economy, physics, biology, meteorology, and even theology. So far, Chaos Theory has been applied only to Pantheism and the New Age Movement. I would like to research the theological implications of Chaos Theory, especially as it relates to the different schools of Calvinism and Arminianism and their views of predestination.