evolutionary progress


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evolutionary progress

[‚ev·ə¦lü·shə‚ner·ē ′prä‚gres]
(evolution)
The acquisition of new macromolecular and metabolic processes by which competitive superiority is achieved.
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Literally translated, it is equivalent to through, finished, done-for, as applied to an individual's evolutionary progress in Caspak, and with this information was developed the interesting fact that not every individual is capable of rising through every stage to that of Galu.
If we do not now promote the open and informed public debate that's required, future historians will conclude that our country turned its back not only on our long history of internationalism and engagement, but also on our once globally renowned traditions of pragmatism, rationality and evolutionary progress. However, by striking out on a new path, we can still save our country from decades of recriminations and decline at home, and diminution in the eyes of the world.
But can it take the next step in its evolutionary progress, and adapt more successfully to an extensive urbanised environment of its own making?
Neither making a phone wafer-thin nor increasing the number of pixels of its screen, makes a smartphone revolutionary; it is just a step forward in the inevitable, linear, evolutionary progress of any gadget.
[W]ithin the last fifty years, the extraordinary growth of every department of physical science has spread among us a mental food of so nutritious and stimulating a character that a new ecdysis [act of moulting] seems imminent." (23) "The Chrysalis" adopts--or, at least, tries on--this view of evolutionary progress:
The technological revolution wrought by recombinant DNA was not remotely the sort of 'inexorable, evolutionary progress' envisioned by Ridley.
through time as in those dated depictions of evolutionary progress
This is most prevalent in the conclusion, when European systems and "modernity" are positioned as evolutionary progress, overshadowing examples of Indigenous innovations and agency.
Long-term evolutionary progress is dependent on the generation of new information as exemplified in the Cambrian Explosion, which is not explainable by the Tierra model.
In its stead were to be placed a coterie of progressive experts--administrative and, ultimately, judicial--who believed that no political problem or danger was permanent, and that they were smart enough to superintend endless evolutionary progress and pragmatic tinkering.
This distrust of language's authority is notable: James repeatedly draws our attention to both evolutionary progress and a mistrust of written language in Wells's early scientific romances.

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