Pinnacle Species

From The SpiritWiki

A Pinnacle Species is a species with the ability for fine-grained manipulation of physical reality (e.g., a species with an opposing thumb).

Related Terms

Evolutionary Stages > Debacle, Emanationism, Eschatology, Evolutionary Stages, Pastoral Comfort, Pinnacle Species, The Garden, The Great Work

The Great Work > Creator Cell, Debacle, Divine Plan, Eschatology, Evolutionary Stages, Four Pillars of Planetary Graduation, Graduation Archetype, Guide Network, Pinnacle Species, Power Archetype, The Work, World Archetype

Notes

Because a pinnacle species has the ability to manipulate physical creation, only a pinnacle species has the potential to create the technology required to develop World Systems capable of achieving Stage Eight (see Evolutionary Stages))

"Potential" does not always translate into reality. Many things can go wrong on the evolutionary path towards Graduation.

A pinnacle species is not a superior species. Dolphins, though highly intelligent and empathic, are not a pinnacle species because they cannot manipulate physical matter. Dolphin life, in fact all life, is no less significant or important than the life of the pinnacle species.

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