The Dictionary says evolution is:
a.) any process of formation or growth; development.
b.) change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.
c.) a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or development, as in social or economic structure or institutions.
The Dictionary defines Progressive as:
a.) favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform.
b.) making progress toward better conditions.
c.) going forward or onward; passing successively from one member of a series to the next; proceeding step by step.
Our Definition of Progressive Evolution
Using relevant parts and processes from the preceding dictionary definitions, we have created the following new definition for progressive evolution in the universe:
"Universe progressive evolution is the structural or generational change, growth, and development of parts and wholes(within the universe's evolutionary system), in the direction of further development, progress, improvement or better conditions. Progressive evolution's directional structural or generational growth and development of both parts and wholes has unfolded in many consistently recurring meta-patterns across the 13.7 billion-year-old evolutionary process."
"Whether you are aware of it or not, evolution in the universe is actually going somewhere. Like a prisoner, you are completely embedded within that evolutionary process, and you are always being carried along (mostly unknowingly) on its unstoppable journey toward its destination. In order to ensure the highest probability of success in your life, wouldn't it be wise to understand exactly where evolution in the universe is taking you as well as the rules evolution uses to get there? Then you could use those rules and align with that directional momentum to more effectively and easily push yourself along toward your goals. " Lawrence Wollersheim
To learn about the many individual meta-patterns of progressive evolution keep clicking the links to the left or right at the bottom of each page of this online booklet. The next page of this booklet has photos to help you visualize the meta-patterns of progressive evolution. At any time you can click the UP link as well. It will take you to the first page of this online booklet where at the bottom of that page you will find a link to every page in this booklet.