Unlikely_Hero writes: Edward Lorenz, considered one of the fathers of chaos theory, died of cancer Wednesday, April 16th at the age of 90. Lorenz was a meteorologist by trade but always loved numbers and in 1972 presented his paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?" which, along with the shape of the Lorenz accelerator, gave birth to the term "butterfly effect".
Dr. Lorenz, you will be sorely missed.
"Well, it don't make the sun shine, but at least it don't deepen the shit."
-- Straiter Empy, in _Riddley_Walker_ by Russell Hoban