It was up to this.
First of all, is there anyone out there in the weather predicting community, anyone, who would claim, even for a second, that a butterfly's hapless flapping could cause any appreciable change in weather at any point? Not if they are at all competent. I mean, if the tiniest of pressure fluctuations could impact the weather so, what would the result of a baseball stadium full of fans doing "the wave" be? Tornadoes, that's what. While I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the turdblossom over at The Turbulent Scientist suggested that does indeed happen, he'd be — surprise, surprise — completely wrong.
|What I think of the term "the butterfly effect."|
Weather can also be chaotic, but not because of butterflies. Sometimes small differences in place-to-place temperatures, pressures, etc., can lead to very different weather predictions. But these small differences are still much bigger than even a swarm of flies whizzing around a rancid pile of butter could produce.
And oh, let me just mention how CUTE The Turbulent Scientist's little tool is. That's nice that they could paint a cheesy little sea monster on it. You can't do that to my tools, because they're in OUTER SPACE:
|NuSTAR, the great and powerful.|