emergent evolution

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the appearance of entirely new properties at certain critical stages in the course of evolution

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Jacob Klapwijk, "Creation Belief and the Paradigm of Emergent Evolution," Philosophia Reformata 76 (2011): 11-31 (declaration of interest: I translated and edited Klapwijk's book and article).
The development from one level to another is called emergent evolution, each level corresponding to one or several special sciences.
Lloyd Morgan, author of Emergent Evolution (1923)--who modified the Darwinian paradigm to allow more room for novelty, discontinuity, and creative development in the evolutionary process.
Today an emergent evolution is picking up where Darwin left off, integrating notions of biological change with other kinds of change," suggests Dillon.
It is here that Klapwijk introduces his particular notion of emergent evolution.