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From: SL195@cc.usu.edu (A banana is not a toy)
Newsgroups: comp.graphics
Subject: Re: fractals as bad science
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Date: 27 Nov 89 18:19:29 GMT
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OK. So fractals haven't found a great use YET. But remember- they are a part
of chaos. Chaos, when the mathematics behind it are slowly worked out,
(admittedly (probably) many year hence) promises techniques to help solve
nasty non-linear differential equations. The mathematics behind fractals
fits *nicely* into renormalization group theory. I don't think something that
"happens to fit" like they do is insignificant.
How long was quantum mechanics and relativity scoffed at before it was accepted.
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