12 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 Laplace's Demon

We may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain an...
Folksonomies: prediction chaos theory
Folksonomies: prediction chaos theory
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If an intellect could know all the positions and motions of the Universe at one point could predict the future.