"Creative destruction" is the term used to describe the concept of evolving dynamic systems that destroy some pieces to create new ones.
- The term "creative destruction" is associated with Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter
- John Muir said, "Destruction is always creative" after witnessing an earthquake in the Yosemite valley [1, pp. 323]
Dynamism is one of the defining aspects of nature and organic systems. Things which are static die and make way for things which are able to adapt. Creative destruction is a mental model that applies to things as diverse as evolution, market theory, and natural systems.
- Wulf, Andrea. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World. First American Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2015.