Butterfly Effect -Don’t Ignore Any Trivialities
In December 1979, Lorenz, an American scientist, made a speech to the AAAC (American Association for the Advance of Science) in Washington D.C., “A butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil may cause a tornado in Texas.”-“Butterfly Effect”
The “Butterfly Effect” is so amazing and fascinating, for it has profound scientific meaning and philosophical enchantment in it.
From the scientific point of view, the “Butterfly Effect” manifests an important feature in chaos motion: the propensity of a system to be sensitive to initial conditions. “Newtonian Classical” holds that the system is not so sensitive to initial conditions, and a little change in initial conditions will not make a drastic difference to its future state. But the chaos theory challenges it by saying that in the chaos system, small variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system can be magnified to produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.
Whether the nail in the hoof will be lost or not in fact is such a little change of the initial conditions, but the “long-term effect” is the existence or the defeat of an empire. This is the “Butterfly Effect” in military affairs and politics. Even though it seems incredible, it indeed exists.
So some small mistakes may lead to serious failure. Something that seems trivial can make a system collapse.
We must at the outset preclude any minor mistakes from causing major consequence. Trivialities mustn’t be neglected. – Don’t Ignore Any Trivialities
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