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Old 03-03-2006, 09:54 AM   #5
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The term "Butterfly Effect" originated in the Ray Bradbury Short fiction "A Sound of Thunder" which involved time-travellers on a dinosaur hunt. They were only allowed to kill certain dinosaurs that were about to die anyway, but one of the hunters accidently stepped on a butterfly, dramatically affecting the future world they go back to.

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