Have you heard of the Butterfly Effect?

In a nutshell, the butterfly effect is the far off, unpredictable, and possibly dramatic consequences of a seemingly small act.

It is called the butterfly effect because the concept is often illustrated with the saying along the lines of “a butterfly flaps its wings in China and a tornado occurs in Texas.”

So the obvious solution to this problem is to kill all the butterflies.

If this seems a ridiculous solution to such a problem, I will agree with you.

But the notion that all butterflies must die seems to be the solution promoted by the media in reaction to the hospital prank perpetrated by two Australian DJ’s. I am frankly shocked and a little perplexed by the reaction to the prank.

For those of you living under a rock…

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