More on Chaos:

Edward Lorenz would stretch the definition of chaos to include

phenomena that are slightly random, provided that their much

greater apparent randomness is not a by-product of their slight true randomness. In other words, real-world processes that appear to be behaving randomly perhaps the falling leaf or the flapping flag should be allowed to qualify as chaos, as long as they would continue to appear random even if any true randomness could somehow be eliminated.

What this means is when we make slight changes to a system at one time, and the later behavior of the system may soon become

completely different. In Lorenz meteorological computer modeling, he discovered the foundation of mainstream chaos: that simply-formulated systems with few variables could display highly complex behavior that was unpredictable and unforseeable. He saw that slight differences in one variable had profound effects on the outcome of the whole system. In Chaos parlance, this is referred to as sensitive dependence on initial conditions. In real weather situations, this could mean the development of a front or

pressure-system where there never would have been one in

previous models. In differential plotting this took on a new form

called a strange attractor. Initial conditions need not be

the ones that existed when a system was created, but may be the ones at the beginning of any stretch of time that interests an

investigator.

...and stupidity knows no bounds...