Gregor Mendel cross-pollinated smooth yellow pea plants with wrinkly green peas. Every single pea in the first generation crop was as yellow and as round as was the yellow, round parent. Somehow, yellow completely dominated green and round dominated wrinkly.
Mendel learned from this that there are two kinds of traits - dominant and recessive. In this case, the dominant traits are the yellow color and the round shape since they show up at the expense of the green color and the wrinkly shape. He also learned that the inheritance of each trait is determined by "units" or "factors" - now called genes.
The phrase relates to chaos theory. It's one of those coined sound bites that reporters love because it sounds good, while not really contributing much accurate information (like "the information superhighway" being used to describe the internet). The more accurate name is "sensitive dependence on initial conditions". I can't remember the exact countries that the original example used, but the idea is that a storm could be caused off the coast of country xxx by something as small as a butterfly flapping its wings over country yyy weeks earlier, due to the unpredictability (i.e. chaos) and large number of variables involved in a planet's weather. An alternative way of looking at it is to imagine 2 planets with perfectly identical weather systems at a single moment. If you then introduced a butterfly for a single wingflap into just one of the planet's weather systems, this planet could experience a storm over country xxx a few weeks later as a result, where the other planet might not. That's where the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions" comes in.... :o)
In addition:The butterfly effect is simply:
If a butterfly flaps its wings in china, would it have an effect on the weather patterns in London? The obvious answer is no. But since every action has an effect on other probabilities... The result is infinite.
It is also a good movie.
You will probably die. Water is an excellent conductor for electricty. At least you will die without burn marks :P
How, not whyIt is frequently said that science can provide answers to the "hows" for almost EVERYTHING, for example how the electric kettle works, but not the "why" questions....
You can't. In 1998, there were no F350's.