The Urantia Book -- Part III. The History
The Overcontrol Of Evolution
Basic evolutionary material life -- premind life -- is the formulation of
the Master Physical Controllers and the life-impartation ministry of the Seven
Master Spirits in conjunction with the active ministration of the ordained
Life Carriers. As a result of the co-ordinate function of this threefold creativity
there develops organismal physical capacity for mind -- material mechanisms
for intelligent reaction to external environmental stimuli and, later on,
to internal stimuli, influences taking origin in the organismal mind itself.
There are, then, three distinct levels of life production and evolution:
- The physical-energy domain --
- The mind ministry of the adjutant spirits -- impinging upon spirit capacity.
- The spirit endowment of mortal mind -- culminating in Thought Adjuster
The mechanical-nonteachable levels of organismal environmental response are
the domains of the physical controllers. The adjutant mind-spirits activate
and regulate the adaptative or nonmechanical-teachable types of mind -- those
response mechanisms of organisms capable of learning from experience. And as
the spirit adjutants thus manipulate mind potentials, so do the Life Carriers
exercise considerable discretionary control over the environmental aspects of
evolutionary processes right up to the time of the appearance of human will
-- the ability to know God and the power of choosing to worship him.
It is the integrated functioning of the Life Carriers, the physical controllers,
and the spirit adjutants that conditions the course of organic evolution on
the inhabited worlds. And this is why evolution -- on Urantia or elsewhere --
is always purposeful and never accidental.