The problem is elsewhere.
There is a very important
between the material system painter
and the material system ground.
The painter put the paint on the spot
he had decided on
in accordance with
his artistic senses and his opinion of
how the boat should look.
This interaction is fundamentally different
from the interaction soil - drop.
Anyone who looks at the picture later
will recognize a small boat at this point.
The artist differs greatly from the ground.
He is an organized system,
• Born from other organized systems,
• He has the ability of metabolism and growth and
• he is able to reproduce, causing the birth of new
systems like himself.
If we would like to continue our calculations
about the number of
we should necessarily include the
parents of the painter too.
And his grandparents and
and all previous ancestors
all the way back to Australopithecus and even
further back to the Ammonites and beyond them
to the first unicellular organisms.
All these actions (interactions, collisions)
that led to the
creation and behaviour of
all these ancestors were necessary steps
in the deterministic sequence that led from
the Big Bang to the painting of the boat.
And of course we should not forget
the girlfriend of
of the painter who had organized
who wouldn’t have come into the world
if her mother had
not stopped to
admire that hat in the window, where
she was noticed by her future husband.
And we must certainly mention the essential role which
was played in the whole story by the decision
of the girl who made the hat, to leave the village
when she was abandoned by her fiancé, and go
to the city where, after many failed professional
efforts, she learned later the art of hat making
... etc ... etc.
Now perhaps the complexity
described in the case
of the drop becomes clearer,
when we said that the motion of each particle is not
only defined just by the particles it has collided with,
but by all the other particles each of them has collided
with in the past ... and so forth.
It seems that
have got us into deep water.