A lecturer tells some students to learn the phone-book by heart.The mathematicians are baffled: `By heart? You kidding?'The physics-students ask: `Why?'The engineers sigh: `Do we have to?'The chemistry-students ask: `Till next Monday?'
Pattern Theory (PT) is a mathematical representation of objects with large and incompressiblecomplexity [2, 3, 4]. Some of the complex objects are static, as for example, telephone directory,others are natural and artificial dynamical systems, among them, life, mind, and society, for which the abbreviation LMS will be further used without distinction between natural andartificial. In the long run, a telephone directory evolves, too.There is an obvious conceptual isomorphism between PT and chemistry. Both share thesame principles of atomism, bonding, and transformation. Molecules, forms of life, thoughts, andsocial structures are typical and frequent illustrations of pattern analysis and synthesis in Ulf Grenander’s works on Pattern Theory [2, 3, 4]. The parallel with chemistry is widely used in ,for example:
Note the resemblance to chemistry: generators correspond to atoms, configurations (ideas) tomolecules, and bonds to bonds (, 2.4:
Regularity of Mind States: Conformation of Ideas