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It’s the little things

A butterfly twitches in Brazil and, some time later, entire towns are flattened in Kansas

We are all the products of small changes. That’s the way evolution works. All life is a testament to the power of tiny, incremental change. Seemingly insignificant incidents can alter the course of history. Apparently minor scientific and technological innovations can turn out to have huge implications.

An organic soup has been transformed into a bewildering diversity of life-forms. The fate of nations and their populations has turned on a single momentary act. Basic implements fashioned from elementary materials and crude procedures based on scant knowledge have developed into the dazzling complexity of modern technology and science that is unlocking every secret of nature. All of this by the power of small changes.

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