Evolution implies the existence of a taxonomy to achieve a purpose. The first step appears to be putting the purpose into action. This implies a previous taxonomic step: the understanding of the purpose.
The second step is then finding a way to optimize the energy; thus the energy conservation principle is applied.
When this taxonomy is respected and successful, individual are evolving. This implies that they add value to the environment, obtain the counterpart and learn from the environment at the same time.
Evolution implies being aware of reality and making conscious actions in order to adapt to the environment.
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