If we have physically evolved, does that mean that we are still evolving? If in 1/2 million years, the second coming has not yet occured and the human race is still evolving is it possible that our physical form could be much different than that of today? E.g. our bodies could be much smaller in relation to our brains or if we colonize Mars, those who stay there may form physical differences over much time.
Would this mean that the particular form of humans at the time of the incarnation is not important. Rather, what is important is that God became one of us to teach us at some point in evolution?
I don’t necessarily believe that life exists on other planets. (If the Church has an official teaching on the matter I embrace the teaching however I am not aware of an official teaching about this.) If belief in such life is acceptable, is the possibility that they could have a relationship with God as we do also acceptable? This concept is related to evolution in that it seems evolution may lend credence to this concept.
Please note that this thread is not a debate about evolution. I fully accept and am grateful for our creation by God and His gift of His Spirit to us. From what I understand, the theory of evolution is acceptable for Catholics (if understood properly) and I am interested in what this means in relation to the Incarnation.