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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect 01The Butterfly Effect is an idea that has been thought about and studied since the 1800’s by both scientists and science fiction writers.  The Butterfly Effect describes a very small effect, such as a butterfly flapping its wings in one place, which in later developments causes a hurricane half way around the world.

People who study highway traffic patterns observe similar events.  A car far ahead hits his brakes which radiates back though the column of cars behind him.  What was once a fast-moving column of cars turns into a long line of red lights.  What seems like a small thing has far-reaching consequences. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect