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From the February 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A FIELD of investigation that engages the interest of many natural scientists is that of evolution. They want to know how life began on this planet and how it has reached its present zenith in mortal man. They believe that mind is in matter and that the development of the brain is largely responsible for the intelligence that distinguishes men from beasts. They attribute reason and the ability to formulate ideas, which mankind display, to the size of the brain.

Christian Science places material evolution within the framework of the mortal sense of existence. But it separates this changing, transitory sense from the spiritual, real, permanent sense of life, in which man is coexistent with God, or Mind, and is perpetually unfolding as His idea.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 545): "Man, created by God, was given dominion over the whole earth. The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind."

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