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The chapter Malcolm introduces the character Ian Malcolm, a mathematician from Dallas, Texas. Malcolm specializes in Chaos Theory, mainly about unpredictability and linear dynamics.


Ian Malcolm boards Hammond's Private Jet in Dallas, and he quickly introduces himself, clearly an odd individual. Malcolm explains that he only wears two colors; black and grey. He states he would rather focus life on things more important than fashion and professional sports. The mathematician then begins to explain why Hammond park is bound to fail. He claims that the island is an accident waiting to happen.