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Lifestlye The Butterfly Effect

In 1963, meteorologist Edward Lorenz was developing ideas about weather patterns and the effect that small localised changes can make to wider weather patterns. He came up with the concept that the air currents created by a butterfly in Brazil could start an effect that would end with a tornado in Texas.

While this is possibly a bit overstated the concept remains true. Lorenzo was working off the thinking of mathematician Henri Poincare, who proposed that "small differences in the initial positions may lead to enormous differences in the final phenomena".

This is true in mathematics, meteorology and our lives. Day to day we make small, seemingly insignificant decisions which at the time seem to have almost no consequence, and yet each small choice is creating the future that will define our lives. Author Glenn Packiam writes, "To be conduits of change, we must be faithful stewards of the small, ordinary moments."




 
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