Nothing But Chaos Essay

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Nothing But Chaos Have you ever herd of the butterfly effect or chaos theory? Well, the butterfly effect is known to be a chaotic event caused by something that seems insignificant. A common example is that the beating of a butterfly’s wings can cause a tornado on the other side of the Earth. Chaos theory is the study of unpredictable and dynamic systems that are extremely sensitive to insignificant changes (butterfly effect). In the short story “A Sound of Thunder” Eckels, a hunter, goes back in time on a tour to hunt for dinosaurs. The tours, to make sure that nothing in the future will change, put down floating metal paths to walk on, and they make everyone wear special suits and helmets. Even the slightest disturbance can change the future completely, just like the butterfly effect. After seeing the Tyrannosaurus they were suppose to shoot, Eckels chickens out, and begins to run back to the time machine. But on his way back, he accidentally steps off the floating path. When they go back to the future, there was something different about the air, and the letters on a sign were completely different. Eckels looks at the bottom of his shoe, and finds a dead butterfly. He had changed the entire future. Just a small butterfly, changed everything. Something so small and insignificant changed the world. So as you can see, every small thing that happens on Earth makes big changes. So next time you ever think about killing a bug, remember the butterfly effect because you might just cause the next extreme

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