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chaology

(keɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Mathematics) the study of chaos theory
chaˈologist n
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Indeed, in this last example, Schorer, as one having the perspective of the year 1960, misses the brilliance of The Cat of the Stars, for it anticipates what today chaologists call the "butterfly effect"--small variations in non-linear systems can lead to huge effects, while huge variations in the same type of systems can lead to very small effects--what we call the two "wings" of the butterfly effect: the small-large wing and the large-small wing.
The symmetrical patterning of fortifications hardly seems to account for the disorder Tristram finds in his own life's accounting; however, chaologists point out that such geometric patterns do emerge in mathematical modeling of naturally occurring chaotic systems.
In his willingness to pursue the implications of Locke's sensationalist point of view and at least temporarily abandon the ordering principles of Newtonianism, Sterne becomes a chaologist by allowing the disorder of Tristram's life to be enacted through his narrative.