Talk:Domino effect

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Definition[edit]

I think the definition provided:

the idea that one change causes another change, until an a final effect occurs that is not immediately obvious happens

is more applicable to the Butterfly effect. Wouldn't Domino Effect be more focused on the *obvious*? As in, if "Vietnam falls, Cambodia is next, and Laos, and Thailand"? Domino effect describes an analogy to ADJACENT collapses, doesn't it? Oh - and is the plural of 'domino', 'dominoes'? I feel like Dan Quayle! --MichaelTinkler

I think it's better now, and I'll fill in Butterfly effect so the contrast is more obvious. --LDC

Have changed the definition to the more succinct and precise one offered by The Free Dictionary. The definition was: "a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then causes another similar change, and so on in linear sequence". Definitively, reactions aren't involved, no event need be either small or nearby and the sequence needn't be linear. Pololei (talk) 20:07, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

I think this should be merged with the domino theory page. Tuftsmo 00:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

The analogy needs a little work. "A falling row of dominoes standing on end"? If they are standing they are not falling.130.67.88.77 03:15, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Diet Coke and Mentos[edit]

Sorry whoever deleted this reference, I was serious but got the link wrong. What I've now added is the fairly well-known film on YouTube, where a chain of eruptions is demonstrated - explicitly aiming to demonstrate the domino effect. I feel pretty sure this is logically correct. ProfDEH (talk) 19:09, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

This page does not relate to its primary subject matter. (Unsigned edit)
Nothing wrong with interesting examples of the effect, but yes, it would be good to have more on the use of the analogy, and the physics of the classic example, published examples of the use of the analogy etc.. ProfDEH (talk) 18:20, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Its ok — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.177.114.194 (talk) 21:48, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

chain reaction?[edit]

If the term "chain reaction" has same meaning, then why is there a separate article "chain reaction"? 85.193.251.29 (talk) 14:27, 10 February 2015 (UTC)