(2011) In math and engineering control theory deals with the behavior of dynamical systems, a calculated concept comprised of equations. Outside Academia, in the landscape of the larger life schematic, control is borderline mythological. With each exponentially complex hemisphere far or near; whether distant in deep space or at the cellular level within ourselves, scalable control is at best a savage illusion. A mirage as random as hands without a master, a mechanical horse without engine oil, a stationed chess piece without a strategic theater, or a purposeless fire that burns, fueled by the unanswered question "why?".
“The closest to being in control we will ever be is in that moment that we realize we’re not.” -- Brian Kessler
“What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.” -- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
"If you can control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself . If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one." -- George G. Woodson