Originally Posted by MikeM
Okay, I'm going to get really stupid here, but here goes...
Take the weather as an example. There's not so much of a discernible pattern day to day. It seems almost random and not very predictable - especially out further than just a few days. But when taken in context of seasons, the emergence of a pattern or a predictable rhythm becomes apparent.
That's just an earthly example. If we want to get spacey like new age... aw, nevermind!
Oh come now, Mike. we all know that the Weather Bureau predicts it with perfectly every time!