II. CONCEPT OF EVOLUTION, LIFE AND VITAL IMPULSE SYSTEMS
II.1. The definition of evolution
If we ask ourselves, “what is evolution?” a good idea would be to consult a dictionary. The Diccionario General de la Lengua Española (The General Dictionary of the Spanish Language) gives us the following definitions for the term “evolution”:
While making a critical commentary of these definitions of evolution, various observations can be made.
The second observation is that the concept of evolution has two basic meanings, one being points 1) "The action of things developing or transforming by passing gradually from one state to another"; and of point 2) "effect of... ". The first refers to the internal dynamics of things that makes them develop or transform, in short, their own development. The second seems to be related to its external appearance that is nothing else but the effect or result of internal evolution and its own external perception.
Sphinx of Egypt
Together with the two basic or general meanings, internal and external evolution, we find other specific meanings. In point 6), a special mention is made on biological evolution. This definition of evolution does not add anything special except that, because of the normal dynamics of the evolution of species, it is verifying the long-term concept for the aforementioned field. It is explicitly giving us the concept derived from the Darwinian Theory and its subsequent adaptations; that is, a specific type of concept of evolution that point 2) refers to.
For the General Theory of the Conditional Evolution of Life (GTCEL), the concept of evolution corresponds to the meaning of its short-term as well as long-term internal dynamics in which, evolution being long-term, the addition of changes are no longer in the short-term evolution but rather in each generation.
Next, we are going to explain the consequences of one focus or another of evolution.
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