Certainly, we live in a world of extremes. It is the aim of complexity science to understand the dynamics that orchestrate these 'extremes'.
What do you think of my suggesting that
'simplicity is myopic, chaos is farsighted' ?
'Complexity' is a branch of science in itself that aims, through computation (but this may later utilize other applications) to replicate the behavior of systems that have an intricate organization characterized both by chaos and patterned regularity. The economy is an example, although businesses offer specific products and services, they are ensconced in the maelstrom of public interest which by nature is singular, as everyone buys products for different reasons, yet still exhibits patterns. People eat because they are hungry, shop for clothing because nudity tends to be offensive.
Yet, the relationship between seemingly simplicity (the 'objective' structure of a business) and the vicissitudes of consumers, produces the epiphenomena, an emergent phenomena, 'economy'. Which we cannot deny actually exists and has a loose 'organization', yet teeters on chaos. This is called the 'critical point'.
Mentioned in the linked article. Which I admonish everyone interested in this post to read.
I think a reply on another forum to a similar post is an adequate response to your post on my topic:
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Can atoms change into other atoms?
how and what does it have to do with fission and fusion and nucluer decay? .... please dumb it down al little. lol
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Yes they can. In fact it is theorized that main two elements to exist after the proposed big-bang were hydrogen and helium. All other elements were then created by fusion products from these two elements.
Now that we have a periodic table's worth of elements, fusion and fission and nuclear decay can occur to change one element into another.
Fusion occurs when two atoms of one or more elements combine to create a new atom. This reaction results in the release of ALOT of heat and energy. This reaction occurs inside the sun and inside hydrogen bombs.
Fission occurs when one atom decays into two or more atoms. This reaction also releases alot of energy (not as much as fusion though). This reaction also can occur in stars. It also occurs inside of atomic bombs (like those used in world war II).
Nuclear decay is when an atom decays to another element or isotope by loss of an energy particle. This is different that fission in that the atom does not split into two or more atoms, but loses energy through a particle. There are different types of particles that can be lost, most commonly referred to as alpha, beta and gamma radiation. This is a very common form of nuclear decay and is what many radioactively elements do spontaneously over time.
Molecules are simple, with controlled conditions/variables, but their simplicity is inextricably contingent on those conditions. It is through awareness of these conditions that we practice chemistry (a refinement on alchemy?) and synthesize new substances.
If I've misinterpreted your response, let me know!