I have been thinking about the nature of chaos recently and thought of a different way of looking at it. What if "chaos" is really an example of information loss? My rational goes something like this: *classical physics as well as "common sense" suggests that the universe is run by a set of constant rules. From this we can guess that a total knowledge of all the various rules/factors involved in an event would allow us to make predictions about it that are 100% accurate. Basically if you compile a list of all the data to be found in an event(spin,temp,momentum,charge etc) you could then create a perfect model but... *quantum mechanics counter-intuitively suggests that it is impossible to create a 100% perfect model because there will always be a certain amount of randomness involved in any given process. This got me thinking that maybe "chaos" is really just information loss. Perhaps a key piece of data is lost for whatever reason thus leading to an imperfect model. We however look at this missing data and shout chaos!. So all we need to do is find a way to retrieve this lost data. Of course maybe the data is irretrievable making my distinction largely academic. Any thoughts on this?