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  • n. someone or something that evolves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which evolves or unfolds.


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  • It seems to proclaim that I am one who purposefully evolves, over and above one who tries to; it seems almost self-gratifying, though I know that's not a bad thing to be (an "evolver"; not self-gratifying).

    evolver Diary Entry

  • The Axial Age gives us the most telling evidence: to use our formalism, we can say that the sudden macro punctuation we see in the brief interval of the Axial period is the macroevolutionary component of the 'evolver', while the micro aspect is (not natural selection!!) the historical realization of the macro component, the actual history generated.


  • 'evolver' or macro in this case is the process of 'sudden speciation', whatever that was, the punctuator, while the micro process is the equilibrium adjustment period in between, the stable period after speciation has occurred (quite rapidly, says Gould, in many cases).


  • But for some reason, evolver seems to bring with it a weight I wasn't quite prepared to carry.

    evolver Diary Entry

  • Ooooh, I'm an evolver, I couldn't paedomorphosize if I tried!

    evolver Diary Entry

  • Vishnu and Siva as a triad of equal and more or less interchangeable deities in which Brahmá held the office of creator, or rather evolver, Vishnu of preserver, and Siva of dissolver.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • He thought this very suitable for the evolver of Twist's Non-Trickler, and it was only when they were being rushed along at what the twins, used to the behaviour of London taxis and not altogether unacquainted with the prudent and police-supervised deliberation of the taxis of

    Christopher and Columbus

  • It is not used intransitively; if there is a paragoge, there must be ho paragon, and similarly if there is evolution or development, there must be an evolver or developer.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Brahman is, it is true, represented there as the object to be obtained by the released soul; but as the released soul cannot be the evolver of names and forms, &c., we must conclude that it is Brahman

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • 'Ether, indeed, is the evolver of names and forms' (Ch.Up. VIII, 14, 1, and so on).

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48


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