A Quote by Thomas Berry on evolution, universe, pattern, creativity, and consciousness

We need merely understand that the evolutionary process is neither random nor determined but creative. It follows the general pattern of all creativity. While there is no way of fully understanding the origin moment of the universe we can appreciate the direction of evolution in its larger arc of development as moving from lesser to great complexity in structure and from lesser to greater modes of consciousness. We can also understand the governing principles of evolution in terms of its three movements toward differentiation, inner spontaneity, and comprehensive bonding.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 169

Contributed by: Chris