BOSTON ( MainStreet) -- Science fiction writers have long loved plot devices that fall into the category of "The Butterfly Effect," a term that describes the convoluted connections about seemingly random events.The term, coined by Edward Norton Lorenz, the mathematician and meteorologist who pioneered chaos theory, is often described with a cliche: A butterfly flutters its wings in China, triggering an ever-rippling chain of events that causes a tornado or hurricane half a world away.
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