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Cosmo-Religious Concepts God, Man and Evolution
This organised structure, that would make mankind one single, coherent biological phenomenon, is not real yet; it has to be conceived of as a future phase, however distant, in the biological evolution of man.
If it were ever to become a coherent whole and to the extent that it would be a whole, it would be an empirical aspect of the Divine. The empirical manifestation of the divine would be the field-structure that could make mankind become a sort of organism. (God is ‘Justice’)
Outlook sub specie aeterni.
The future evolution of the evolution of the human species should not be seen as the development of a new, higher morphological type - in the way that Man is a higher type in the species of mammals; the evolution should rather be seen as the development of a collective structure specific to the human species. In this sense, history is the continuation of natural history.
The forms of collective existence developed by humans so far do not constitute a collective structure specific to the human species, i.e. true to man’s natural, biological type. Properly speaking, the human species has not yet developed a collective structure at all - as, e.g. certain animal types have; what is has, so far, is a primeval, forerunner stage of that form, one that is analogous to the stage when living matter organises itself with a tendency that will enable it to assume the form of some definite organism.
The collective-form of a living being is one aspect of its biological structure.
Forerunner forms of the human collective do not have the character of an organism. The ‘organic theory’ of human society that interprets that society as constituting an organism is mistaken as regards the actual , present collective collective-form of human society.
The collective-form of the human species that is true to the species is still far from its realisation and is to be regarded as an organism. The ‘organic theory’ of human society is correct if it is understood as trying to determine the tendency and direction of the future evolution of the species, with the collective-form as the aim of the development.