The Butterfly Effect
Saying for the Day: “Sensitivity to initial conditions is popularly known as the "butterfly effect",
— While I was doing serious mathematical research into chaos theory I came across this quote.
“Sensitivity to initial conditions is popularly known as the "butterfly effect", suggesting that the flapping of a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere, which could over time cause a tornado to occur. The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.”
I am now terrified of butterflies. All because of chaos theory.
When I see a butterfly I worry.
If I scare it. It will flap its wings in a different manner. The end result of this flapping could be a tornado that will destroy some poor fellows house. Perhaps mine..
Not only that but if the tornado destroys enough houses and FEMA doesn’t respond fat enough. I will get the President in trouble.
The poor man has enough trouble already.
So now I am afraid of butterflies . Deathly afraid.
“Well! Stay in the house.” you say.
No! That won’t work. You see its possible that this butterfly might be in the process of causing a tornado and the only thing that can stop it is my causing it to change flight.
I am in a terrible predicament.
I can cause a tornado by acting and by not acting.
One might suggest that I kill the butterfly. Then there will be not flapping of the wings. This would prevent the tornado.
No. This butterflies wing flapping may have offset the wing flapping of the butterfly down the block and thus prevented a tornado. No butterfly , no offset thus a tornado.
Plus it is possible that this butterfly might give birth to a strain of mutant butterflies that contain a substance that cures cancer. By killing it I change the very history of the planet and thousands of people die because of me.
The only good thing is that this is winter and there are no butterflies. By summer I may understand enough chaos theory to distinguish probable good butterflies from bad ones.
You dear reader, however, may live where there are lots of butterflies.
That’s your problem. Isn’t it?
7150 spins without a prize.Yes,old hapless spins when he is in pain. He even spins when he can't get out of bed. Why he spins would be a good paper for somebody working on a doctor's degree in Psychology.Until then he will just keep spinning and spinning.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if the house doesn't fail causing poor hapless to quit spinning. We will be back tomorrow with "As the World Spins"
Lydia tagged me the other day but I was too shook up after the fall but here are my seven songs I'm enjoying right now:
Home ,Home on the Range- Gene Autry
Borning Cry-John Ylivisaker
Healing Rain- Michael W. Smith
I Love to Tell the Story-Old Hymn
Mocking Bird Hill- Only song I can still play on my accordian.
God isWalking me Through- Sandi Patti
El Shaddai-Amy Grant
The Seven People I have tagged: