The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy AndrewsďEvery single thing you do matters. You have been created
as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference.
You have within you the power to change the world.Ē
A n d y A n d r e w s
The book was an unexpected delight and at the same time unexpectedly short. Iím all ready wanting to buy this book for my nephew. Itís inspirational showing the effects of small, every day people who chose to do the right thing and in turn their actions saved lives in future generations. One manís actions saved our country. I donít think people realize how every action is important from the conversation you had with a woman at the grocery store to life decisions you make. Your action has a reaction. This book shows how God designed each of us for a purpose, and when you look at the whole picture it is amazing to see how the dominoes fall.
The Butterfly Effect begins like a history lesson, but reads like a novel. I would encourage you not to skip over the Authorís Note. It is very interesting. Give it away to someone who needs to see that their life matters. So much of the time we go through every day without realizing our value in Godís eyes. We are much more than just a grocery store clerk, a government employee, an IRS man, or a custodian. Wonít you spread your wings and beat the air and take a chance on life?
From The Publisher:
The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize.
Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect itís had on us individually, and nationwide, today. Itís a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.
Also included with the purchase of the book is a link to view a 9-minute message of Andrews telling The Butterfly Effect story to a live audience.
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Whilst Butterfly wings can be used to do some amazing things, do they really have the power to change the weather? The answer might surprise you. One of the best ways to understand a complex idea is to make an easy-to-understand metaphor. In the case of Chaos Theory , the term " The Butterfly Effect " was created to attempt just such a thing. It isn't meant to imply that this could actually happen, just that a small event, like this, at the right time and place could, in theory, trigger a set of events that will ultimately culminate in the formation of a hurricane on the other side of the world. This was coined by one Edward Lorenz almost 45 years ago during the th meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Science.
Definitely not, noóbut try telling that to me at age thirteen. And then wrap your head, once more, around the fact that if you had told me that, you might have set in motion the utter annihilation of the human raceóthe whole notion of the butterfly effect being that small-scale events telling a credulous thirteen-year-old he has bad taste in movies can generate massive, unforeseen consequences World War III, nuclear apocalypse, etc. But the butterfly effect is technically a meteorological term, coined exactly half a century ago. Professor and Chair, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, whose research includes the study of atmospheric predictability. The Butterfly Effect was introduced by Edward Lorenz in the context of atmospheric predictability. The name The Butterfly Effect was proposed by Dr.
In chaos theory , the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The term, closely associated with the work of Edward Lorenz , is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a tornado the exact time of formation, the exact path taken being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. Lorenz discovered the effect when he observed that runs of his weather model with initial condition data that was rounded in a seemingly inconsequential manner would fail to reproduce the results of runs with the unrounded initial condition data. A very small change in initial conditions had created a significantly different outcome. Edward Lorenz 's work placed the concept of instability of the Earth's atmosphere onto a quantitative base and linked the concept of instability to the properties of large classes of dynamic systems which are undergoing nonlinear dynamics and deterministic chaos.
DOI: Lorenz, the mild-mannered Massachusetts Institute of Technology meteorology professor who developed the concept, never intended for it to be applied in this way. Indeed, he meant to convey the opposite point. Because of the sensitivity of these systems, outcomes are unpredictable. This idea became the basis for a branch of mathematics known as chaos theory , which has been applied in countless scenarios since its introduction. Lorenz discovered that this deterministic interpretation of the universe could not account for the imprecision in human measurement of physical phenomena. To approximate the most likely outcomes for such complex systems as weather patterns, he began using sets of slightly different starting conditions to conduct parallel meteorological simulations.
The butterfly effect is the notion that a small initial factor may have a part in determining greater and unpredictable changes in large, complex systems. To counter the unpredictability of complex systems, Lorenz recommended the use of multiple predictive models. In each of the runs, the initial onset conditions could be modified. This approach proved to be effective enough to still be used by meteorologists today. Lorenz is seen as one of the first experimenters in the field of chaos theory. The butterfly effect is important because it describes how the inaccuracies of human measurements and failures to account for all initial causal factors make predictions of complex systems, such as the weather, too chaotic for easy simulation or predictions. The butterfly effect plays a part in chaos theory , which deals with the unpredictability of complex systems and is often connected to quantum theory.