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113 Metaphysics of nature
Change is intrinsic
Candle burning down

2
536.7 Thermodynamics
Instability is fundamental
Jenga tower collapsing

3
294.3 Buddhism
Nothing remains permanently fixed
Rotting fruit

4
410.1 Philosophy and theory
Concepts evolve
Dictionary revisions

5
530.4 States of matter
Stability underlaid by change
River currents beneath calm surface

6
621.04 Materials and mechanics
Maintaining stability requires work
Thermostat adjustments

7
121 Epistemology
Stability is relative/contextual
Beach shifting with tides

8
531 Classical mechanics
Steady states balance forces
Surfer riding a wave

9
514.3 Topology
Continuity via transformations
Willow tree sprouting leaves

10
577.2 Ecosystems
Persistence via ceaseless regeneration
Cells regenerating

11
398 Folklore
The abiding involves metamorphosis
Butterfly from caterpillar

12
511.3 Set theory
Continuity links discontinuous states
Hiker navigating mountain pass

13
530.11 Relativity
Perception of change depends on reference frame
Kaleidoscope create changing patterns

14
578 Natural history of organisms
Patterns change with scale
Zooming out on flock of birds

15
110 Metaphysics
Distinct observers construe unique changes
Rorschach inkblots

16
658.406 Innovation
Breakdown enables novelty
Forest fire enabling rebirth

17
577.27 Biological cycles
Death enables new life through energy recycling
Compost heap

18
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Disintegration enables new configurations
Demolishing a building

19
155.7 Evolutionary psychology
Transformation processes alter entities
Mixing paints

20
515.15 Functions
Change entails departing a prior state
Wilting flowers

21
155 Developmental psychology
Change is an unfolding process
Bread rising

22
305 Social groups
Change has multiple facets
Theater stage transitions

23
612.8 Nervous system
Biological factors shape change
Bear hibernating

24
150.19 Systems
Cognition shapes change patterns
Light bulb clicking on

25
121.34 Truth
Ideas challenge beliefs, instigating change
Reading book

26
152.4 Emotions
Emotions drive willingness for change
Wedding photo

27
578.012 Adaptation
Environments compel adaptation
Tree growing around fence

28
301 Sociology
Social relationships instigate change
New family moving to town

29
330.1 Systems, value, and theory
Economics facilitate shifts in production/consumption
Cash register

30
320.9 History and geographic treatment
Political change alters power dynamics
Voting booth

31
370.152 Cognitive learning
Change enables learning/development
Student gaining skills

32
658.406 Innovation
Change spurs innovation
Inventor tinkering

33
152.4 Emotions
Adaptation develops resilience
Martial artist practicing

34
330.015 Economics as a system
Change can cause disruptions/instabilities
Broken dish

35
155.2 Individual psychology
Resistance arises clinging to old ways
Someone refusing gift

36
155.937 Dying
Change involves loss/grief
Packing up deceased’s belongings

37
541.3 Physical and theoretical chemistry
Physical changes rearrange matter/energy
Ice melting

38
574 Biochemistry
Catalysts reveal change mechanisms
Litmus paper demonstrating acidity

39
530.4 States of matter
Steady states balance opposing forces
Walls supporting roof

40
530.12 Quantum theory
Radioactive decay shows intrinsic physical change
Uranium decaying

41
539.7 Atomic and nuclear physics
Fusion/fission rearrange elements
Model of nuclear reactor

42
539.7 Atomic and nuclear physics
Isotopes decay at different rates
Hourglass showing time elapsed

43
536.7 Thermodynamics
Heat transfer enables phase changes
Tea kettle boiling

44
541.36 Phase equilibrium
Phase changes transform energy/structure
Puddle freezing over

45
536.7 Thermodynamics
Closed systems evolve toward entropy
Heat death of universe

46
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Physical principles enable adaptation over generations
Fossils showing evolution

47
571.8 Developmental biology
Organisms develop/grow via physical changes
Sapling into tree

48
576.5 Genetics
Variation enables adaptation through selection
Dog breeds

49
301 Sociology
Social norms/values evolve over time
Fashion trends

50
907 Historical, geographic, persons treatment
Cultural beliefs/attitudes change
Recycling bins

51
909 World history
Traditions/customs transform
New holiday traditions

52
303.484 Social change
Social change often arises through challenging conventions
Protest march

53
303.4833 Computer revolution
Technology precipitates social change
Smartphones

54
330.015 Economics as a system
Rapid change creates turbulence
Traffic jam

55
338.5 Production
Markets/incentives reshape society
Store sale signs

56
337 International economics
Production/consumption patterns shift
Farming to factory work

57
341.5 International agreements and treaties
Trade relationships evolve due to various drivers
Imported goods

58
320.01 Political philosophy
Political change redistributes power
New political administration

59
320.8 Local government
Political institutions change through reforms
Constitutional amendment process

60
323 Civil & political rights
Political change expands/contracts rights
Voter ID laws

61
121 Epistemology
Perceptual shifts change worldviews
Optical illusions

62
152.4 Emotions
Emotional changes modify attitudes
Laughing/crying masks

63
155.2 Individual psychology
Identities transform over time
Family photo album

64
616.8914 Cognitive therapy
Change requires retraining reactions
Dog learning new trick

65
153.1 Memory and learning
Practicing new behaviors enables change
Vegan cookbook

66
616.8914 Cognitive therapy
Addiction recovery requires profound personal change
AA meeting

67
291 Comparative religion
Religious conversion entails radical worldview change
Baptism

68
170 Ethics
Conversion realigns goals/values
Praying hands

69
204 Religious experience, life, practice
Spiritual transformation indicates fundamental change of being
Enlightened Buddha

70
330.015 Economics as a system
Incremental change accrues gradually
Adding bricks to wall

71
658.4038 Information management
Sustained increments accumulate into transformations
Coral reef

72
658.562 Quality control
Focused incremental improvements enhance via refinement
Sculpture being polished

73
303.49 Social change
Radical change rapidly disrupts structures
Demolition

74
330.015 Economics as a system
Sudden change shocks status quo
Earthquake

75
303.4833 Computer revolution
Innovative technologies precipitate radical transformations
iPhone

76
521 Celestial mechanics
Cyclical change repeats rise/fall patterns
Ferris wheel

77
530.4 States of matter
Cycles reflect oscillations between forces
Day/night cycle

78
901 Philosophy & theory of history
Decline followed by resurgence via cyclic return
High/low tides

79
003.75 Chaos theory
Chaos frustrates analysis/control
Tangled cords

80
530.12 Quantum theory
Chaos produces divergent outcomes from initial conditions
Rolling dice

81
003 Systems
Emergent order arises spontaneously
Flock of birds

82
153.8 Movements and emotions
Intentional change pursues objectives through strategies
Architect’s plans

83
150.19 Systems
Vision-driven change aligns ambitious goals with actions
Scaling mountain

84
658.406 Innovation
Effecting change requires assessing conditions, interventions, and monitoring
Lab experiment

85
330.015 Economics as a system
Unplanned change arises spontaneously
Slippery banana peel

86
658.403 Decision-making
Adaptive change responds reactively to unpredictable circumstances
Firefighter

87
363.34 Disaster relief
Crises provoke systemic changes to address threats
Emergency response

88
530.12 Quantum theory
Quantum change results from probabilities collapsing
Slot machine

89
530.12 Quantum theory
Quantum changes enable traversing barriers by borrowing energy
Particle accelerator

90
539.7 Atomic and nuclear physics
Atoms absorb/release energy quanta by jumping orbitals
Model of atom

91
539.7 Atomic and nuclear physics
Radioactive decay is random
Uranium sample

92
539.7 Atomic and nuclear physics
Nuclear processes convert matter to energy
Model of particle collision

93
530.12 Quantum theory
Subatomic interactions involve discrete energy exchanges
Pool ball collision

94
574.192 Metabolism
Bonds break/reform, rearranging components
Two chemicals mixing

95
572.8 Nucleic acids
Molecules adopt distinct shapes based on interactions
DNA double helix model

96
541.37 Chemical reactions
Chemical changes rearrange components via thermodynamic/quantum factors
Burning log

97
572.6 Proteins
Protein folding alters conformations via residue interactions
Rubik’s cube

98
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Self-assembly creates structures via geometric/electrostatic forces
Soap bubble

99
301 Sociology
Macromolecular changes alter activities by adding/removing groups
Lego model being modified

100
576.5 Genetics
Genetic/epigenetic changes modify expression/function
Glowing jellyfish

101
576.3 Genetics
Cell division propagates changes by transmitting DNA
Mitosis model

102
571.6 Cytology
Cellular senescence/death cause changes. Proliferation enables regeneration.
Cast off snake skin

103
571.8 Developmental biology
Differentiation allows tissues to develop specialized functions
Dividing cell model

104
530.4 States of matter
Growth expands structures. Deflating balloon Atrophy shrinks tissues.
Inflating balloon

105
616 Diseases
Regeneration/healing repair damage via remodeling
Healing wound

106
612 Human physiology
Tissues adapt to stresses by remodeling constructively
Exercise equipment

107
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Developmental changes transform organisms into adults
Tadpole into frog

108
612.67 Aging
Aging induces declining functions
Elderly person

109
612.6 Reproduction
Interactions produce emergent changes like menstruation
Diagram of hormones

110
541.37 Chemical reactions
Chemical systems change to attain equilibrium
Vinegar/baking soda

111
536.7 Thermodynamics
Energy disperses when concentrated
Opening a partition

112
620.11 Thermodynamics & heat
Dissipation enables emergent order
Whirlpool

113
003 Systems
Complexity increases with local entropy decreases
Complex molecule

114
155.2 Individual psychology
Self-organization drives spontaneous order emergence
Convection currents

115
003.75 Chaos theory
Complexity often increases with entropy in open systems
Snowflake

116
532.05 Fluid mechanics
Dynamic flows push systems into chaotic regimes
Water flowing downhill

117
536.7 Thermodynamics
Dissipative structures arise when driven into instability
Benard convection cells

118
574.192 Metabolism
Coupled reactions sustain/amplify processes
Leaf performing photosynthesis

119
330.015 Economics as a system
Systems achieve dynamic optimization under constraints
Tightrope walker

120
577.85 Symbiosis
Coevolution generates interdependent lineages of change
Two trees growing together

121
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Coevolution produces interconnected changes complicating causation
Mangroves providing nurseries

122
170.4 Applied ethics
Responsible innovation aligns innovation with values
Scientist contemplating work

123
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Adaptive entities generate novelty by transcending themselves
Caterpillar becoming butterfly

124
153.35 Creativity and imagination
Creativity enhances change dynamics
Brainstorming session

125
003.7 Complexity theory
Higher entities emerge from new combinations/constraints
LEGO tower

126
294.3 Buddhism
Existence is impermanent. Attachment causes suffering.
Sand mandala being swept

127
294.3 Buddhism
Clinging causes frustration. Accept change for equanimity.
Grasping hand

128
170.44 Attitudes
Openness allows appreciation of impermanence
Lotus flower

129
577 Ecology
Changes reverberate across whole system
Net to represent interconnectedness

130
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Systems thinking illuminates connections
Looking down at traffic

131
179.1 Animal rights, treatment of animals
With interconnectedness comes responsibility for positive change
Hand planting seed

132
123 Determinism & indeterminism
Future open, shaped by present choices
Path diverging in woods

133
578 Natural history of organisms
Inexhaustible novelty from nature’s depths
Fractal

134
003.75 Chaos theory
Attempting to control change is futile
Trying to hold back ocean waves

135
302 Social interaction
We shape change amid diverse influences
Gardener

136
170.42 Virtue ethics
Choices influence outcomes, steering change toward ethical aims unpredictably
Compass

137
302.14 Interpersonal relations
Shaping reality is cooperative
People planting tree

138
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Adaptability strengthens capacities for flexible responsiveness
Toddler learning to walk

139
576.8 Evolutionary biology
Cultivating reconfiguration capacities allows entities to flourish amid volatility
Octopus camouflaging

140
003 Systems
Feedback/self-regulation enhances resilience by detecting/responding to disturbances
Thermostat

141
305 Social groups
Rigid identities limit growth. Fluid identities enable self-transcendence
Butterfly emerging from chrysalis

142
155.2 Individual psychology
Embrace impermanence, not fixed selves
Flower blooming then wilting

143
170.44 Attitudes
Impartiality reveals interconnectivity, fostering compassion
Kaleidoscope

144
155.2 Individual psychology
Clarity enables skillful response. Confusion breeds reactivity.
Blind man gaining sight

145
152.4 Emotions
Equanimity enables compassionate witnessing and skillful action
Lotus position

146
370.15 Psychology of learning
Wisdom discerns change skillfully with balance, creativity, compassion
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