### 1 + 1 does not equal 2

It came to me yesterday - in an epiphany: 1 + 1 does not equal 2 : if it does it is only half the answer, the other half lies in understanding chaos and fractals. The definition of (or insight from) the fractal is: same but different (or regular irregularity) - at all scales. Fractals show us how no one object is the same, they are complex, they are different . The 'same ' component of the definition is quantitative, and met or described as the 1 + 1. The different is qualitative and describes (at least) the diversity, complexity or unpredictability of the object. Update 2015 I have long thought about the my early entry and now know more. If 2 identical objects are added together, they equal 1. They are indistinguishable. I have also leant this is an assumption at the quantum level where particles are assumed to be identical; more support to my fractal quantum theory. I plan to write all this up in one paper as soon as I can. Blair