Define the term ‘evolution’. “Evolution should not be equated with progress.” Give reason to justify this statement.
Define the term ‘evolution’. “Evolution should not be equated with progress.” Give reason to justify this statement
Evolution: Term evolution means ‘unrolling-unfolding’. “Evolution” word has been derived from (Latin word evolve = unfolding). It solves to process of gradual and orderly change from one condition to another. Such gradual and orderly changes are taking place in all the living as well as non-living things. The evolution may be : (i) Inorganic evolution or Organic evolution (biological evolution). Inorganic evolution explains the. Changes that are taking place in non-living objects. Organic evolution: It explains the gradual and orderly change in living organisms with time since the beginning of life. The process of evolution is continuous and it will never come to an end. It cannot be equated to progress since progress is development only. It is noteworthy that evolution has not ceased, but is taking place more few hundred-thousand years, hundred of species of animals as well as the plants have become extinct and other hundreds have developed.