Events & Trends



The Butterfly Effect : the idea, proposed by Edward Lorenz in 1972, that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could set off a chain of events which could lead to a tornado in Texas. Lorenz was one of the proponents of Chaos Theory which (some say) has 2 main postulations:

1. even complex systems rely upon a simple underlying order;

2. even trivial actions can have major consequences.

This seems to be somewhat relevant to History!


I am keeping this page ‘Public’ for the time being so that it can provide a link to the ‘Kings & Queens’ pages that will be kept after the present restructuring exercise has been completed. I am keeping the above ‘butterfly effect’ note, for the moment at least, simply because I am rather fond of it!

Written by on the 1st February 2014.

Peter is the founder & proprietor of Stirnet.

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