Chaos Theory Finding New Applications In Life Sciences Author: NEERAJA SANKARAN, pp.3
Date: August 22,1994
Researchers from a broadening array of life science disciplines say they are finding applications of chaos theory in their work. These scientists point out that it was recognition of the mathematical theory's relevance to their field that prompted psychologists four years ago to form the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology, and a similar realization among life scientists that induced the organization to rename itself the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences last year. And, society president Jeffrey Goldstein says, the list of diverse researchers utilizing the versatile concept is growing.
Chaos theory garnered immense publicity last summer, when the bespectacled "chaotician" in Steven Spielberg's film Jurassic Park (based on Michael Crichton's novel by the same name) apparently predicted that a theme park's dinosaurs, cloned from fossil DNA, would escape from...