Or emergent evolution; A philosophical theory of the early 20th century postulating that life “emerges” or “grows naturally” out of matter, mind emerges out of life, and God emerges from mind.
It was propounded by C Lloyd Morgan (1852–1936), Samuel Alexander, and C D Broad.1. The act of emerging; SYN. emersion.
2. The becoming visible; SYN. egress, issue.
3. The gradual beginning or coming forth; SYN. outgrowth, growth.