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Evolution - Anthropological
(4,248 words)

Part of Evolution:

1. Anthropological

2. Theological

A. Evolution

By evolution or phylogenetic development the biologist understands that long drawnout and mighty process which has led, with the passage of the geological epochs, to ever newer and different organic forms, while at the same time guarding the continuity of the stream of life from one generation to the next. Evolution therefore connotes a change or transformation of organic forms with the passage of ti…

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Paul Overhage, “Evolution - Anthropological”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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