**Taming The Infinite/ Chapter 20/ Chaos and Complexity.**

Throughout its lengthy history, mathematics has taken its inspiration from these two sources -- the real world, and the world of human imagination. Which is most important? Neither. What matters is the combination. The historical methods make it plain that mathematics draws its power, and its beauty, from both. The time of the ancient Greeks is often seen as a historical Golden Age, as logic, mathematics, and philosophy were brought to bear on the human condition. But the advances made by the Greeks, are just part of an ongoing story. Mathematics has never been so active, it has never been so diverse, and it has never been so vital to our society.

Welcome to the Golden Age of mathematics.

- Ian Stewart, Taming the Infinite -

This chapter does speak of these two theories, chaos and complexity, and it does speak of its implications and uses to the modern world. However, given the complexity of the theory (ironically), I senses only the surface was barely scratched. Therefore I gave more emphasis on what the quote above concludes, and that is the importance and relevance of mathematics to our human lives. We need mathematics, in fact we use mathematics every day, this is the common consensus, but few people acknowledge what mathematics truly is. We seem to be at a time of rapid innovation, and that includes the growth and development of mathematics. What will it lead us to? Isn't that the million dollar question...

Below I leave you, reader, with peculiar images that surfaced out of these theories, of chaos and complexity, what they mean in its entirety, to me is unknown.

Below I leave you, reader, with peculiar images that surfaced out of these theories, of chaos and complexity, what they mean in its entirety, to me is unknown.