Embedded within the animate world, the human world took shape a mere 300,000 years ago with the arrival of Homo Sapiens. In this world, things are made, deliberately.
The animate world
Nested within the inanimate world, the animate world came to life (quite literally) roughly 3.8 billion years ago. Into this world, things are born.
The inanimate world
The inanimate world came into existence a good 13.8 billion years ago, right with the Big Bang. In this world, things just exist.
Change – the battle of order against entropy
Change can be described loosely as 'things are different after'; it manifests itself as a modification that occurs over a (longer or shorter) period. But how does change come about?
Combination & decomposition
Despite the lack of frenzy action that is the hallmark of living organisms, the inanimate world surrounding them is no stranger to change. It only takes more time for combination and variation, for degradation and decomposition to make a difference.