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Chaos from Greek cosmogony for the primordial state before creation is considered a time void of form. Later, in Elizabethan times, to mean "complete disorder or confusion"

Cosmos refers to heavenly bodies and their predictable movement across the sky, originally derived from Greek cosmogony for the period after genesis. This refers to the change from chaos to order: cosmos.

We know from the brilliant work of Copernicus (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 1543) that the heavens move in a very predictable fashion and there is a reason for the irregular orbit of planetary bodies. This is an observed fact and the first major move away from fiction, a geocentric and widely accepted religious view, to creating an explanation using observation, a heliocentric solar system.

Because we live in this cosmos we understand the things around us to be forever ordered. For example, if I drop a stone from a cliff I know the acceleration is 9.8 meters per second squared. If I return the next day, the effect of the push of space (Gravity) on the stone will be exactly the same.

As Carl Sagan said, “Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.”

Newton, a pioneer in the understanding of order, created a language (Calculus) to describe a part of the intelligent design around us. Although not alone in its creation, it is a language to describe order and is set forever in time as a way to describe change. Although later, some of Newton’s ideas where surpassed, specifically, Newton’s theory of Universal Gravitation replaced by Einstein’s theory General Relativity. However, we must remember these descriptions are just that; descriptions. A way human intelligence can describe intelligent design. The human race, still, has a long way to go in perfectly describing all things.

Humans love to live in this certain 3-dimensional world. After all this is where we have grown up. Imagine living in a world where there is no certainty. A place where my reality is completely different to yours. We would not be able to communicate, interact or function at all. What I call a dog you call a cat and the next person has never seen such a creature.

A predictable and certain existence is a comfortable place for us. We love to know that when we wake up in the morning our toast is going to taste the same, know that when we get in our car it drives us to work and when we come home we know we are going to be paid for the day.

However, when scaling down to the subatomic level the laws that govern the world we know and love do not exist. To understand this level of nature, laws break down and therefore the only way to grasp the very small is to quantify the outcome. This level of physics is called quantum mechanics and the only way to know the outcome of the position of an election or photon of light is based on probability and not an irrefutable law. Einstein had a complete belief in the order of things and did not like the idea of quantum mechanics as he said “God does not like to play dice”. However, there needs to be a way to describe this disorderly environment which is very much a part of our world.



Chaos from Greek cosmogony for the primordial state before creation is considered a time void of form. Later, in Elizabethan times, to mean "complete disorder or confusion"

Cosmos refers to heavenly bodies and their predictable movement across the sky, originally derived from Greek cosmogony for the period after genesis. This refers to the change from chaos to order: cosmos.

We know from the brilliant work of Copernicus (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 1543) that the heavens move in a very predictable fashion and there is a reason for the irregular orbit of planetary bodies. This is an observed fact and the first major move away from fiction, a geocentric and widely accepted religious view, to creating an explanation using observation, a heliocentric solar system.

Because we live in this cosmos we understand the things around us to be forever ordered. For example, if I drop a stone from a cliff I know the acceleration is 9.8 meters per second squared. If I return the next day, the effect of the push of space (Gravity) on the stone will be exactly the same.

As Carl Sagan said, “Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.”

Newton, a pioneer in the understanding of order, created a language (Calculus) to describe a part of the intelligent design around us. Although not alone in its creation, it is a language to describe order and is set forever in time as a way to describe change. Although later, some of Newton’s ideas where surpassed, specifically, Newton’s theory of Universal Gravitation replaced by Einstein’s theory General Relativity. However, we must remember these descriptions are just that; descriptions. A way human intelligence can describe intelligent design. The human race, still, has a long way to go in perfectly describing all things.

Humans love to live in this certain 3-dimensional world. After all this is where we have grown up. Imagine living in a world where there is no certainty. A place where my reality is completely different to yours. We would not be able to communicate, interact or function at all. What I call a dog you call a cat and the next person has never seen such a creature.

A predictable and certain existence is a comfortable place for us. We love to know that when we wake up in the morning our toast is going to taste the same, know that when we get in our car it drives us to work and when we come home we know we are going to be paid for the day.

However, when scaling down to the subatomic level the laws that govern the world we know and love do not exist. To understand this level of nature, laws break down and therefore the only way to grasp the very small is to quantify the outcome. This level of physics is called quantum mechanics and the only way to know the outcome of the position of an election or photon of light is based on probability and not an irrefutable law. Einstein had a complete belief in the order of things and did not like the idea of quantum mechanics as he said “God does not like to play dice”. However, there needs to be a way to describe this disorderly environment which is very much a part of our world.

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