Bifurcation

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Bifurcation

When a non-linear dynamic system develops twice the possible solutions that it had before it passed its critical level. A bifurcation cascade is often called the period doubling route to chaos because the transition from an orderly system to a chaotic system often occurs when the number of possible solutions begins increasing, doubling each time.
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Hegel's Lutheranism is thus revealed to rest on an "anti-Augustinian commitment to an unbifurcated history" and the rejection of both orthodox and pietist interpretations "in favor of a communal, public, and `ethical' interpretation" (44).
This anti-foundational furniture, moreover, is, on the whole, naturalistic - that is, unbifurcated into separate physical, mental, and spiritual realms.