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One important source of uncertainty is a property known as nonlinearity. Nonlinearity describes systems in which causes and effects are disproportionate. Minor incidents or actions can have decisive effects. Major effort can have no effect whatsoever. Outcomes of endeavors can hinge on the actions of a few individuals. Issues can be decided by chances and incidents so minute as to figure in histories simply as anecdotes.

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