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  1. Evolution has no goal or peak. Evolution occurs due to natural causes (hereditary variation + differential survival = natural selection). Any species currently living on Earth has evolved as much as any other. At the same time, someone can stay at approximately the same level for a very long time, someone becomes simpler (for example, tapeworms lost their intestines in the process of evolution, and some plants lost their roots), and someone becomes more complicated (and some even learned to ask questions). It turns out that the average difficulty of the living world on Earth increased. This creates the illusion that nature is striving for complexity or for some kind of ideal, which is usually called a person. The principle of causality says that the cause precedes the effect. Positing a cause in the future, that is, teleology, is a method of religion, but not of science.

  2. No, but you won't like the second part of the answer.
    Just because humanity isn't the apotheosis of evolution doesn't mean that the next step is something smarter and cooler than humans.
    With the same success, it can be a marsupial ferret that knows how to photosynthesize (exaggerate, kanesh)

  3. It depends on WHAT you mean by evolution)) The evolution of planetary biological matter, the evolution of the Earth as a whole, the evolution of the Solar System, the evolution of our Galaxy, and the evolution of the universe. Depending on the specifics of the question, different answers will follow. Or maybe the questioner means evolution as an attribute property of matter itself, as a way of revealing Being through a variety of forms? Then it is eternal, manifesting itself in different ways in different zones of the Universe. But perhaps this means universal evolution? Then such a phenomenon has no analog in reality, because It is an element of epistemology (theory of knowledge), i.e. a kind of conceptual model. The key thing to understand is that there are many evolutionary flows, trajectories, and trends in the universe. They differ from each other in scale, quality composition, structure, and so on. proc. The reflection of which by researchers leads to the formation of various scientific and theoretical, philosophical, ideological, and mythological ideas. If we consider planetary evolution, then civilization has already produced a qualitatively different form – an artificial one, the elements of which are combined into a large-scale system called the technosphere. It becomes the vanguard of further development. But this fact is not denied by humanity (it denies only in the dialectical sense), it continues to evolve, acquiring new incarnations, for example, cyborgization, directed gene modifications, etc.
    Yes, the earth's evolution has no goal and no peak, but the strategic vector is still present. Let's call it ” intellectualization.” Earlier (even before the appearance of Darwin's theory), the American scientist J. R. R. Tolkien wrote:Dana referred to it as the”cephalization” of living matter.
    Paradoxically, a similar trend is also inherent in techno-evolution. There is an accelerating intellectualization of information and computer technology.
    Here, an important point of knowledge is that the evolutionary approach should focus on the avant-garde (advanced/promising) forms of terrestrial matter. Naturally, along with them, other branches of development appear (co – exist) – descending and remaining at the same level for a long time.
    Planetary evolution has a macroquantum character – its unfolding occurs in certain phases (stages), at which dominant structures are distinguished. The change of qualitatively different forms of matter is the content of Earth's evolution.
    And each new form seeks not only to adapt to the environment as much as possible, but also to transform this environment, as well as – to expand – to develop and capture new environments.
    Human civilization, as well as the biosphere before, has mastered the surface of the Earth, seas and oceans, and air space. Having then made an epochal breakthrough with access to near space.
    But here the possibilities of the biological species Homo Sapiens come to an end, since space is a physically alien environment. It is being replaced by the technosphere with its key elements-intelligent technical systems (in the future – artificial intelligence).

  4. a person who is one of the lowest stages of evolution…. if not the lowest, it is a long time to give examples in this format, it is a pity for time and ink, but it is so…

  5. The words of God; “And I was once a man on earth, and you will one day become Gods in heaven.” Man is a child of God, that is, a rudimentary God. “Be one with Me as I am one with my Father in heaven, and if you are one with Me, you will be one with my Father in heaven.” “And where I will be, there you will be.” So humanity is a temporary state of our Spirit, and the goal is to be Gods in Heaven. And God has infinite development.

  6. Man is not the final stage of evolution. Evolution doesn't have a specific purpose. It has no goal to complicate the world, no goal to create a reasonable civilization, etc.
    Evolution is the process of adaptation of living organisms to new conditions. There is natural and sexual selection, which affects the changes in species. And the formation of a person in the form in which he is now happened naturally, without any purpose. And evolution will continue further, and man will change, if of course he does not die out.

  7. If all of humanity (down to the last couple) dies out, then yes, the final stage. If at least one pair survives, then no, not the final one. In principle, the final stage of evolution can only be extinct species.

  8. Evolution does not seek to complicate or achieve any ideal other than the ideal of the species ' conformity to the conditions of its existence. Man, in fact, is a very imperfect being from a biological point of view. Ideal creatures are social insects, such as ants and bees, arachnids, and higher reptiles (crocodiles and turtles).

  9. Man, without undue modesty, proclaimed himself “The Crown of creation.” The question of the final stage of evolution, therefore, does not imply any options – if a Person stops evolving, then does it mean that all evolution will stop? It's not very scientific. For Nature, everything looks different: there are many branches of evolution. Some of the branches, like the same dinosaurs, died out, but many remained and continue to change. We are one of these branches. If we go extinct, some other species will take over. If we are talking only about the evolution of homo sapiens, then evolution, of course, continues for us too. Civilization is the strongest factor in itself, and if people learn to improve themselves by means of genetic engineering, then.. That's just, probably, it will no longer be an evolution…

  10. Evolution in the form that science presents to us has never been and will never be. Just as humans, for example, improve technical devices, so God can deal with the world he has created as needed.

  11. The final stage of nature is the unification of people into a single perfect organism.
    Like the cells in our body, the cell itself is very primitive, but by combining with others, working in the right way for the whole body, a new high-level state is born in this association, which we feel as life

  12. About half a century ago, Stanislav Lem-seriously feared that we are indeed the final stage of biological evolution. That we-create AI, create robots – and that's where our “shift” will end.

  13. Of course not. Evolution will have an end stage only because of the extinction of life. Evolution has no purpose, it is not linear, but a tree. We're at the top right now, but there are also over a million species of living things on it right now. After the fact, we will become either a transition link, a common ancestor, or a dead-end branch.

  14. No .There is no end to evolution, only collisions and consequences stretching out to infinity.In which man is only so far the most sophisticated creature of all the moving ones.

  15. Not quite a correct question, in my opinion. Every living being, even any animal, is the pinnacle of its evolution at this stage. This living creature has passed multi-million years (speaking of the number of years) it has survived to this day. And there are animals in some physical indicators more perfect than humans. A person is distinguished by his self-consciousness, which scientists still cannot fully understand.

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