It seems like everything conforms in nature. We can see this in physics and biology, and the more it conforms, the more structurally complex it becomes and the less functionally powerful it becomes.
Biology: the single cell can be many things, but once it is part of the heart, it acts as part of the heart only.
Physics: Atoms can become many things, but once they become a molecule and then matter, they are more restricted.
Virtual particles pop in, but if the particle is a quark the majority of virtual particles that pop in are quarks, though some might be other things like gluons or photons. But this doesn't effect the quark since the majority keep it as is (my understanding may be missing some info here)
But my point is that it seems like even in the most fundamental forms of nature, nature is busy conforming and the more it does the more complex in structure it becomes and as it does this the more it losses functional power.
Just something I've been noticing in patterns.