‘Total assertion based on personal incredulity’. ?
The principle of evolving up through successive states of being, as a musical scale develops from base note to the ultimate note of the octave, where the final note becomes the first note of a greater scale above. The evolutionary impetus then transcends. Onto a higher dimension.
I suspect that the evolution of organic life proceeded in a similar fashion, where the the primitive bacterium transcended onto the level of the singled celled organism, which then transcended onto the level of primitive pond life, onto early mammalians, and so on. At each of these transitions there likely occurred some kind of ‘quantum’ leap’ from one ‘scale of being’ to the next scale above. We call these leaps ‘macromutations’. Transcendental evolution in a nutshell.