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firstname.lastname@example.org (Roger L. Costello) writes:
>No, I really did mean to say non-deterministic. (My understanding is)
>that complex systems may appear non-deterministic, but there are
>underlying patterns that once recognized will allow you to predict the
>behavior. Until you understand those underlying patterns it appears
Even if you understand the patterns, the amount and kind of information
involved in these systems often defies collection and analysis, so
unpredictability remains. Meteorology, economics, and many aspects of
computing all face these kinds of issues regularly.
It's fascinating stuff, though.