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Time and the Shape of History$
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Penelope J. Corfield

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115581

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115581.001.0001

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(p.57) Chapter 3 Micro-change
Time and the Shape of History

Penelope J. Corfield

Yale University Press

This chapter analyzes micro-change, one of the central dimensions of history. It explains that micro-change can be defined as evolution or gradualism and that a significant element of regular, gradual micro-change is everywhere detectable in the steady progression of measured time. It also suggests that gradual change is integral to the temporal process and is linked to all cosmic energy structures. This chapter also contends that micro-change shows its insidious power at macro-level in the visible cosmos and can be analyzed at micro-level in the invisible quantum state of subatomic particles.

Keywords:   micro-change, history, evolution, gradualism, measured time, gradual change, cosmic energy structures, invisible quantum state, subatomic particles

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