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Mark Einsiedel USSY 204 – Systems Thinking February 2, 2010 Statement of Research Project One thing that I have already written a small bit about and wish to look into further because it is of extreme interest to me is the butterfly effect. The idea that a slight change or the smallest thing happening within a system can have a direct or indirect impact on the system a long way down the road I found quite intriguing. I hope to be able to trace the origin of the butterfly effect all the way back to the mathematician Edward Lorenz’s initials ideas and how he got the idea rolling all the way up until the present day outlook on the butterfly effect. Likewise, I feel as though it may be beneficial to even look at what affect the butterfly effect may have on future systems or preexisting systems in the future. Studying real life examples of the butterfly
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Unformatted text preview: effect should prove to be rewarding and I look forward to learning more about how it can affect systems with such power. Mark – Great idea! It seems as though you have a good tentative plan for proceeding. To begin, I recommend freewriting about what you know about the butterfly effect, how it could be applied to a specific system, and which examples you may use. This will give you a better idea about what you already know and what you still need to find out. The other thing you'll want to keep in mind is what “So what?” question you'll want to answer. This will be the foundation of you research question/ thesis, what will focus your paper so you can really expand upon a specific argument....
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