Misunderstanding The “Butterfly Effect”

“Translated into mass culture, the butterfly effect has become a metaphor for the existence of seemingly insignificant moments that alter history and shape destinies. Typically unrecognized at first, they create threads of cause and effect that appear obvious in retrospect, changing the course of a human life or rippling through the global economy.” But “the larger meaning of the butterfly effect is not that we can readily track such connections, but that we can’t.”