Order in Chaos
Chaos is a muddle where our understanding struggles to find the slightest trace of order. An order? In what dimension? Let’s stop time. Chaos becomes a fixed picture. Everything is in its place. Abstract painting but well formed of elements. Order is spatial. By magnifying well we see molecules, each owner of its location, not overlapping.
Let’s restart time. Fixed pictures follow one another at an incredible speed. Disorder? Not exactly. Each is entirely the result of the previous one. For the mathematical archangel capable of calculating this fantastic equation, reality is perfectly ordered. Not the slightest fantasy in it. Perhaps because the archangel has nothing but his equation to appreciate it? In any case, it lets itself be photographed in this way.
Disorder is the absence of a known order
Disorder is the absence of an order that we have already learned to recognize. A mental representation stands before reality and seeks itself in it. The order is behind our eye; in front of is the place of its market. Order is a symmetry between a system and its representation. Any system could deserve the label ‘chaos’. It is in the symmetrical relationship that he loses it. This relationship is neither spatial nor temporal; it is a symmetry in the complex dimension. Two separate levels of complexity interact.
Among the really large number of configurations taken by a system, which are the subject of an ‘order’, that is to say a symmetrical representation in what looks? Those that are stable. A constantly changing system is not recognized as individuation, neither by its context nor by the eye that represents. It is melted into the décor. Stability makes it possible to make the system an individual element and to exercise a prediction about it. ‘Stability’ has a temporal definition. Like order, stability lies in the eye that looks. It transforms the system’s own time into another that can be grasped by the eye. An incredible number of states have been able to succeed each other in the system but its appearance has remained identical in time of the eye thanks to the stability.
How was the eye of knowledge formed?
How could the eye appear? Why did another time form? Why is reality not only an immeasurable succession of its states, with nothing to attest that it is ordered? The eye did not wait for its long evolution to its human form to exist. It is formed by the mere existence of the system, of related elements. It is all surimposed on these relationships. It is blurred when the system explores its really large number of different states, condenses when it finds an area of equilibrium. The states then show a property that is stable to the context that surrounds the system. The system appears individualized to the context. But the context also appears as totality to the system. Individuation is born in the fact of being stability within something.
The eye is a self-representation of the system
It is in this new individual/everything relationship that the self-representation of the system begins. It becomes an eye for its own constitution. Two sides appear for the system, the ontological seen from its constitution, the epistemic from its self-representation. Creation of a tiny fragment of consciousness, which has thickened a lot in the complexity hidden behind the human eye.
Chaos is by no means disorder. It is the Whole, which explores its possible states indefinitely. The Whole that escapes us by its omnipresence. Impossible to be, as an order ourselves, without being contained in it. It is impossible for the Whole to experience itself without going through us. God created us as a sensitive surface 🙂