View Post

That One Moment

In Link, Uncategorized by Adam GoodmanLeave a Comment

Forty-eight years ago, a French mathematician, Rene Thom, developed a novel hypothesis called “the catastrophe theory.” He observed and measured how just one thing can spark a titanic event. First, Thom used his theory to explain hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Was it a shift in the tectonic plates, a lunar eclipse, or simply a drop in temperature that led to cataclysm? Then it occurred to Thom and his disciples that the “catastrophe theory” could be …