It is remarkable how dumbed down humanity seems to have become, at least on the surface, which is the educational system and the media. The seduction of having things, pleasure, power and fame has skewed our understanding towards that which can be manipulated and produce material goods. People want their kids to have high paying jobs, so why would they spend their time learning philosophy or something as worthless to the world as Latin, a class I actually loved. As everything is emptied of everything but its material structure, the form of things, that which makes them what they truly are in reality disappears.
I’m thinking that the use of the word unchanging when applied to material things takes the life out of them. Everything changes in time, but here we are talking things eternal, immaterial, something like our existence in the moment. Now is unchanging, but is always changing. We can’t be anywhere else but when it is now. In the past, we would have thought, “This is happening now.”, as we do so now, and will also on our death bed. That’s where everything happens, everywhere. These universals generate the structure of the being that exists.
This relates to this discussion because that is what has been created out of nothing, be it a primordial plasma that once was the universe in the first “day”, the atoms that were brought into existence from that initial formless energy, the cells that arose as matter was unified into that new living form of being, followed by multicellular individual creatures, and we ourselves on the “sixth”. The kind of being we are, our “species” is human, whatever our genetic make up. The unifying principle that subsumes all the “information” that is found in animals, in all living forms and matter, ass well as the psychological counterparts, in us has an eternal nature and bestows upon us the capacity to reason, to know, and to act with a free will, enabling us to know our Creator through love. That is what was created, which no evolutionary process can do, existing as an “idea” in the Divine Mind, manifested in the individual reality of the person.