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EVOLUTIONISM

The theory that everything in the universe, including the world of spirit, is explainable by a natural and necessary development from the lower to the higher; and in Hegel's philosophy, from nonbeing to being.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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