Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Stark Contrast

Because I hear so many people use the word evolve in everyday usage, I decided to "look up" the definition.
First, let me say that almost every time people use the word evolve, they really should use the word develop. Evolve indicates that something changes on its own over time to adapt or adjust to its environment.  I don't know of any processes or systems that just happen to get better on their own. Do you?  It takes the work, direction, and revision of people to bring about this positive change.  So, we should not hear about how a process has evolved into... Instead, we should hear about the way a team or individual has developed the process.

One last word:  one of the antonyms of evolution listed in is Changelessness. How many things or persons do you know that do not ever change?  I can only think of one.  He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He is the One true and living God--  the Creator of all that we know.

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