To cover a similar segment of transformation or evolution, different systems require different spans of chronological time.
BLAUBERG, SADOVSKY and YUDIN express: "This distinction may be clearly seen in the following example. In giving a comparative analysis of the evolution of two biological species such as, for instance, the drosophile and the rabbit, it would be meaningless to attempt to determine the tempo and character of the corresponding evolutionary process in absolute chronological units, for the rate of development of these processes are incomparable. The modern biologist therefore employs a unit of measurement such as the time of replacement of one generation by another and the duration of life of a population. In other words, analysis does not involve the concept of time in general, but that of the specific time of the system" (1977, p.237).
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