Project Blackhawk (or The Blackhawk Experiment)
I’m assuming that everyone has heard about, whether having read or seen a movie or book where the “Butterfly Effect” has come up. It stems from Time Travel and talks about altering the past. There are many tales based on this concept and though, all are entertaining, it is legit to consider it.
Have you ever considered or thought about what would happen if you went back in time to fix a mistake? Like if you scored low on a test and should have studied harder instead of watching the Blackhawks play the Bruins. Or maybe if you got in trouble, cause you lied to your parents about doing something and they found out and you thought “if only I had done it in the first place.”
How about if you go through High School loving theatre, but never having the courage to join the Thespian Club and so missing out on having fun and possibly having a stage play of yours performed by the actors and actresses in the theatre department. And thus possibly igniting some grand opportunity. Instead, you say “no” to it.
Well, if you perfected everything, then who knows what else would come from it...
That’s the “Butterfly Effect.”
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. Lorenz discovered the effect when he observed that runs of his weather model with initial condition data that was rounded in a seemingly inconsequential manner would fail to reproduce the results of runs with the unrounded initial condition data. A very small change in initial conditions had created a significantly different outcome.
The butterfly effect is exhibited by very simple systems. For example, the randomness of the outcomes of throwing dice depends on this characteristic to amplify small differences in initial conditions—the precise direction, thrust, and orientation of the throw—into significantly different dice paths and outcomes, which makes it virtually impossible to throw dice exactly the same way twice.
The butterfly effect is a common trope in fiction, especially in scenarios involving time travel. Additionally, works of fiction that involve points at which the storyline diverges during a seemingly minor event, resulting in a significantly different outcome than would have occurred without the divergence, are an example of the butterfly effect.
To read more about the “Butterfly Effect,” if you are interested and/or are curious about it, because you don’t actually know it, here is the wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect
So, with that in mind, what if the Chicago Blackhawks never drafted Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane? And what would the chaotic events be because of it?
Let’s find out the answer to that:
Next up: The Story Begins With Who Else? KAZER!!!! :)