Evolution

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EVOLUTION

I. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

1. While reason demands monotheistic unity, experience requires diversity of Absolutes—even differentials, variables, modifiers, and qualifiers. (1146.6) 104:3.4

2. The analysis of dead protoplasm does not disclose the true nature of living protoplasm. (737.1) 65:6.1

3. Pulsating stars give origin to solar systems. (465.6) 41:10.1

4. Both mental and spiritual transformations may occur suddenly. (740.2) 65:8.6

5. In the evolutionary universes energy-matter is dominant, except in personality, where spirit, through the mediation of mind, is struggling for the mastery. (1275.1) 116:6.1

6. Land is the stage of society; men are the actors. (768.1) 68:5.1

II. MIND SYSTEMS

1. The potential to learn from experience marks the functioning of the adjutant spirits. (739.2) 65:7.6

2. The universe is mind planned, mind made, and mind administered. (481.6) 42:11.2

3. Mind levels:

  • Preadjutant spirit minds.
  • Adjutant spirit minds.
  • Morontia minds.
  • Cosmic mind. (480.5) 42:10.2

4. Physics and chemistry alone cannot explain how a human being evolves out of primeval protoplasm. (738.1) 65:6.8

III. UNIVERSE MECHANISMS

1. The evolution of universe mechanisms indicates the presence and dominance of creative mind. (483.1) 42:12.1

2. The higher the mind associated with a universe phenomenon, the more difficult is its detection. (482.6) 42:11.8

3. The controlling mind of the universe is infinite and therefore beyond the full discernment of the finite mind. (482.6) 42:11.8

IV. LIFE CARRIERS

1. Life Carriers are the living catalyzers who initiate material life; they are the instigators of the energy circuits. (560.1) 49:1.2

2. The Universe Mother Spirit actually vitalizes the lifeless patterns. (404.5) 36:6.7

3. In the human blood stream there exists the possibility of upward of 15,000,000 chemical reactions. (737.6) 65:6.6

V. THE URANTIA ADVENTURE

1. The midwayers have assembled over 50,000 facts of physics and chemistry which are incompatible with the theory of chance in human evolution. (665.6) 58:2.3

2. Evolution can be delayed but it cannot be stopped. (900.1) 81:0.1

3. The frog finally culminated in man himself. (732.4) 65:2.6

4. The human race has no surviving ancestry between the frog and the Eskimo. (732.5) 65:2.7

5. Remember that Urantia was a life-experiment world. (734.5) 65:4.1

6. More than a hundred thousand facts prove the presence of mind in the planning of the cosmos. (665.6) 58:2.3

7. Many bacteria and fungi represent retrograde movement in evolution and explain disease-causing proclivities. (732.1) 65:2.3

8. There were two unique features in the Urantia experiment:

  1. The Andonic race appearing before the colored races.
  2. The simultaneous appearance of the six Sangik colored races. (735.6) 65:4.7

9. Failure to obtain more of the Adamic life plasm predisposed the human race to many diseases. (736.5) 65:5.2

10. From A.D. 1934 the birth of the first two human beings occurred 993,419 years ago. (707.7) 62:5.1

11. The color of the amalgamated human race is an olive shade of violet-the racial “white.” (593.6) 52:3.7

12. Man’s ascent from seaweed to lordship of the earth is a romance of biologic survival. (731.5) 65:2.1

13. Evolutionary creature life is beset by certain inevitabilities:

  1. Courage.
  2. Altruism.
  3. Hope.
  4. Faith.
  5. Love of truth.
  6. Idealism.
  7. Loyalty.
  8. Unselfishness.
  9. Pleasure. (51.4) 3:5.5

VI. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION

1. The two great influences contributing to early associations were hunger and sex love. (765.1) 68:2.4

2. Primitive man only thought when he was hungry. (765.2) 68:2.5

3. Man transcends animals in his ability to appreciate humor, art, and religion. (772.1) 69:0.1

4. Society rose through the stages of collection, hunting, pastoral, and agriculture. (768.2) 68:5.2

5. It is not altruism to bestow sympathy upon degenerate human beings. (592.5) 52:2.12

6. Modern man suffers from the overgrowth of supposed needs, desires, and longings. (765.2) 68:2.5

7. Evolution may be slow, but it is effective. (900.5) 81:1.3

VII. CIVILIZATION

1. The Jews taught: He who does not work shall not eat. (773.6) 69:2.5

2. There were no distinct periods, such as Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. (903.6) 81:3.4

3. Modern writing originated in the early trade records. (775.6) 69:4.6

4. Fire building forever separated man from the animal world. (777.5) 69:6.2

5. The dog was the first animal to be domesticated. (778.7) 69:7.4

6. Civilization is a racial acquirement; it is not biologically inherent. (763.2) 68:0.2

7. Society is concerned with self-perpetuation, self-maintenance, and self-gratification. (764.6) 68:2.3

8. Hunger and love drove men together; vanity and ghost fear held them together. (766.5) 68:3.4

VIII. OVERCONTROL OF EVOLUTION

1. Evolution is always purposeful and never accidental. (730.7) 65:0.7

2. All mortal-inhabited worlds are evolutionary in origin and nature. (559.1) 49:0.1

3. Life is both mechanistic and vitalistic—material and spiritual. (403.6) 36:6.1

4. Since mind co-ordinates the universe, fixity of mechanisms is nonexistent. (482.5) 42:11.7

5. Never will scientists be able to produce living organisms; life is not inherent in matter. (403.6) 36:6.1

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