247 – As Everything in Nature, We are Evolving Systems …

There is nothing that empirically proves how profoundly interrelated we are with everything in Nature more than a verified scientific theory, and Charles Darwin’s Evolution does that for me.

The word evolution comes from the Latin evolution, meaning “to unroll like a scroll“. In other words: To unfold, to gradually change, to transform.

Evolution is the progressive process through which naturally evolving systems like you and me and cells and galaxies unfold. It is the universal will to live converging in us and all around us. Its fundamental force is based on self-generation, self-organization, self-regulation, and a degree of freedom in adaptation.

Evolution is the learning process that, reflecting on its gradual development, searches for the most functional and adaptable forms of existence.

Evolution is the engine of change that, creating instability, incites the re-evaluation of the developmental process, therefore stimulating transformation.

Evolution is a living, transformative process that can be violent, greedy, destructive, cruel, chaotic, yet can also be tender, nurturing, organized, creative, beautiful. It can be directed from within (instinct, self-determination) or from without (pre-determination, environmental fluctuations). In its constant motion towards complexity and order, it creates to destroy and destroys to create.

Whether it is a cell, a human being, a solar system, a galaxy, a constant motion towards complexity and order with a degree of freedom in transformation is, I believe, the aim of Evolution.

As with everything in Nature, we are instruments of change.

The theory of Evolution proves how profoundly interrelated everything in Nature is. And I believe that we will be more rational and understanding in our relationship with each other and with Nature when we accept this about ourselves.

Revised April 2022   

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