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Once I spoked to a mathematician about mathematics and he asked me what was my favourite area in Maths. My answer was "Chaos Theory" and he said this is not a discipline in Mathematics.

What is a correct answer to such a question?

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closed as not constructive by lhf, Gerry Myerson, J. M. is a poor mathematician, Ilya, Hans Lundmark Nov 16 '11 at 14:38

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    $\begingroup$ this is correct there is no such thing as chaos theory. $\endgroup$ – user16697 Nov 16 '11 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ "This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion." $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Nov 16 '11 at 11:52
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    $\begingroup$ I don’t object to chaos theory as an informal term for the study of chaotic dynamical systems and related topics. $\endgroup$ – Brian M. Scott Nov 16 '11 at 12:07
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For some listing of areas of mathematics:

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