The distinction between order and chaos is an illusion. Whatever appears chaotic from one perspective appears ordered from another. "Chaos" & "order" become meaningless and arbitrary concepts when you look at them at a deeper level.
I believe this is expressed best in the following excerpt from the Principia Discordia :
The Aneristic Principle is that of apparent order; the Eristic
Principle is that of apparent disorder. Both order and disorder are
man made concepts and are artificial divisions of pure chaos, which is
a level deeper than is the level of distinction making.
concept-making apparatus called "the brain" we look at reality through
the ideas-about-reality which our cultures give us. The
ideas-about-reality are mistakenly labeled "reality" and unenlightened
people are forever perplexed by the fact that other people, especially
other cultures, see "reality" differently.
It is only the
ideas-about-reality which differ. Real (capital-T) True reality is a
level deeper than is the level of concept. We look at the world
through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). Different
philosophies use different grids. A culture is a group of people with
rather similar grids. Through a window we view chaos, and relate it to
the points on our grid, and thereby understand it. The order is in the
grid. That is the Aneristic Principle.
Western philosophy is
traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid,
and amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account
for all reality and will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be
true. This is illusory; it is what we Erisians call the Aneristic
Illusion. Some grids can be more useful than others, some more
beautiful than others, some more pleasant than others, etc., but none
can be more True than any other.
Disorder is simply unrelated
information viewed through some particular grid. But, like "relation",
no-relation is a concept. Male, like female, is an idea about sex. To
say that male-ness is "absence of female-ness", or vice versa, is a
matter of definition and metaphysically arbitrary. The artificial
concept of no-relation is the Eristic Principle.
The belief that
"order is true" and disorder is false or somehow wrong, is the
Aneristic Illusion. To say the same of disorder, is the Eristic
The point is that (little-t) truth is a matter of definition
relative to the grid one is using at the moment, and that (capital-T)
Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. Pick a
grid, and through it some chaos appears ordered and some appears
disordered. Pick another grid, and the same chaos will appear
differently ordered and disordered.
— Malaclypse the Younger,
Principia Discordia, pages 00049–00050