Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is defined as a property of chaotic systems (as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future state of the system

The Written Torah speaks of one such event. Let's take a look:
YLT Gn 7:1 And Jehovah saith to Noah,  'Come in, thou and all thy house, unto the ark, for thee I have seen righteous before Me in this generation; 
YLT Gn 7:2 of all the clean beasts thou dost take to thee seven pairs, a male and its female; and of the beasts which are not clean two, a male and its female; 
YLT Gn 7:3 also, of fowl of the heavens seven pairs, a male and a female, to keep alive seed on the face of all the earth;
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YLT Gn 8:20 And Noah buildeth an altar to Jehovah, and taketh of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and causeth burnt-offerings to ascend on the altar
YLT Gn 8:21 and Jehovah smelleth the sweet fragrance, and Jehovah saith unto His heart,  'I continue not to disesteem any more the ground because of man, though the imagination of the heart of man is evil from his youth; and I continue not to smite any more all living, as I have done; 
YLT Gn 8:22 during all days of the earth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, do not cease.'
So as you can see from the verses above and from underlined passages, Noah sacrificed 1/14th of clean animals (a cow, a sheep, a goat, etc) and 1/14th of all clean fowl (chicken, doves, turkey, etc).
This means that according to the Butterfly Effect mentioned in a beginning of my post, the population of clean animals and clean fowls was effectively culled by 1/14th. It means that current population of these creatures is 1/14th less than it could have been had Noah did not sacrifice them.
Noah did it from the evil heart, from his evil inclinations, even though Noah was called by God perfect in his generation (Gen 6:9).

So this means that you see 1/14th less birds in the skies than we would have had Noah did not sacrifice them.

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