The traditional conception of cause and effect is one which modern science shows to be fundamentally erroneous, and requiring to be replaced by a quite different notion, that of LAWS OF CHANGE.
1) Cases in which only certain appearances of the object change, while others, and especially appearances from places very near to the object, do not change;
in Miss Fairlie was reflected in her half- sister.
And will he then change himself for the better and fairer, or for the worse and more unsightly?
If he change at all he can only change for the worse, for we cannot suppose him to be deficient either in virtue or beauty.
We may conclude, from what we have seen of the intimate and complex manner in which the inhabitants of each country are bound together, that any change in the numerical proportions of some of the inhabitants, independently of the change of climate itself, would most seriously affect many of the others.
We have reason to believe, as stated in the first chapter, that a change in the conditions of life, by specially acting on the reproductive system, causes or increases variability; and in the foregoing case the conditions of life are supposed to have undergone a change, and this would manifestly be favourable to natural selection, by giving a better chance of profitable variations occurring; and unless profitable variations do occur, natural selection can do nothing.
It appears to have no contrary, unless one should define the contrary here also either as 'rest in its quality' or as 'change
in the direction of the contrary quality', just as we defined the contrary of change
of place either as rest in a place or as change
in the reverse direction.
The American people have summoned the change
we celebrate today.
I should think," said Venus, "you might make so trifling a change without bothering me.
Afterward, wishing to see if the change were complete, Venus caused a mouse to approach, whereupon the woman shrieked and made such a show of herself that the Young Man would not marry her.
I've changed my game, you see, and simply because it was for my interest to change