- Oct 17, 2003
Yeah sure, let something be a cause, an outcome of a cause and a process, all in one. Brilliant
1) A cause or force (force being a subset of causes).
2) An outcome of causes.
3) A process.
So I'd like this discussion not to get all twisty and turny because it has educated scientists far smarter than I covering it already.
However, to my mind, the Theory of Evolution (passing on genetic traits) is very closely aligned to Natural selection (survival of the fittest) and it's easy to get the two conflated.
The ultimate goal of life is to live, oddly enough the reason and name are aligned. ToE and NS support life.
Because the world & universe is not a static place, life must change with it, or find itself unsuitable for habitation of said world or universe.
Those that are alive are there because of a sequence of causes/consequences and processes of trying to stay alive. Some make it, some don't.
Sorry to conflate cause, outcome and process, but I think an overarching theory about life and how we got here would contain all 3?