Butterfly effect 🦋

Hello guys. Today’s topic is very interesting.

Have you guys ever heard about the 🦋 butterfly effect.

This theory is about how small changes effect the larger outcome.It describes how the occurrence of large events is due to the small changes or small events that occur.

This metaphor was created by Ray Bradbury in 1952 from a story called the sound of thunder.This story is about how a butterfly’s death in past could cause a very big and impactful change in the future

From Wikipedia

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.

We can observe small details in our nature and how those small things are affecting the whole new and big outcome that is destined to take place.


Although this butterfly effect is used in terms of weather prediction and also it’s traces can be seen in lorenz’s computerized weather model but nothing could be proven as weather was impossible to predict due to this small instance of butterfly effect.

To prove this theory he used butterfly analogy

The concept is imagined with a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a typhoon but in real it’s flapping cannot cause a big typhoon but they act as catalyst that is they change the rate at which any act is taking place on starting conditions.

To make it more simpler when butterfly flaps its wings it causes an small atmospheric pressure which can cause changes in the typhoons trajectory but cannot create a typhoon

From researchgate.net

This butterfly concept is like an unknown variable in a complex theory where nothing can be predicted but assures us of it existence which cannot be explained simply.

Many script writers got inspired by this theory and many films were made based on it.


But isn’t fascinating that a minute thing is the reason that effects gigantic things , that is its small existence is a big part how the changes taking place in a big thing.

Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity

From: Tim Minchin


Featured pic taken from wikipedia.