Thursday, June 14, 2007


Yes, this image is PhotoShopped, but not by much. I just cleaned up a few lines here and there. Nature is more random than what this image conveys. Or does it just look that way?

Randomness and unpredictability bothers humans a lot. In addressing the seeming randomness of the universe, we've created stories and superstitions and sciences in an attempt to make sense of that which makes no sense.

Randomness versus unpredictability is a key question in physics, mathamatics, biology and religion, and depending on where one falls in the continuum of thought, influences every other though moving forward.

Just some deep thoughts that sprung up because I wanted to see a rectangular tree. And to think that I just picked this photo at random today.

Or did I?

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2007 James Jordan.


പുള്ളി said...

Randomness is plain fun. Imagine our lives in a completely predictable boring world.
I like your Geometree picture. Sometimes order is fun in a chaotic world :)

Kim said...

The world would be very boring if it was all neat, tidy and ordered. You need something random, unexpected, to catch the eye and make us think.

Wanda said...

Sounds like a devine appointment to me.....

Anonymous said...

A constant gardener... :)