What is Evolution?

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"...evolution—on Urantia or elsewhere—is always purposeful and never accidental." (730.7) 65:0.7

Evolution is the rule of human development, but the process itself varies greatly on different worlds. (560.3) 49:1.4

The process of planetary evolution is orderly and controlled. The development of higher organisms from lower groupings of life is not accidental. (560.6) 49:1.7 

Many features of human life afford abundant evidence that the phenomenon of mortal existence was intelligently planned, that organic evolution is not a mere cosmic accident. (735.2) 65:4.3

The process of evolution is still actively and adaptatively in progress on this planet. (737.5) 65:6.5

The fact of evolution is not a modern discovery; the ancients understood the slow and evolutionary character of human progress. (837.4) 74:8.5

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

Evolution is a cosmic technique of growth. (1097.4) 100:3.7

...evolution... is creativity in time. (1159.5) 105:6.5

Be not discouraged; human evolution is still in progress, and the revelation of God to the world, in and through Jesus, shall not fail. (2097.1) 196:3.33

Organic evolution is a fact; purposive or progressive evolution is a truth which makes consistent the otherwise contradictory phenomena of the ever-ascending achievements of evolution. The higher any scientist progresses in his chosen science, the more will he abandon the theories of materialistic fact in favor of the cosmic truth of the dominance of the Supreme Mind. Materialism cheapens human life; the gospel of Jesus tremendously enhances and supernally exalts every mortal. Mortal existence must be visualized as consisting in the intriguing and fascinating experience of the realization of the reality of the meeting of the human upreach and the divine and saving downreach. (1125.5) 102:6.10

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