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Ψ  Introduction
Contexts & Systems
-The Butterfly Effect -


Ψ   An Aspect of the  multidirectional characteristics of Development

Ψ  The butterfly effect is a phrase that encapsulates the more technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory. Small variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.

Ψ  If a tiny change can have a profound effect, how can major outcomes ever be predicted given the sheer volume of minor events that occur in our world? Its a good thing that small changes rarely produce profound change or we would be unable to predict anything. In fact the opposite also happens wherein large changes don't produce long term consequences.

Growth & Development
Robert C. Gates