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Are time varying successive forms that came about with evolution of God in Hindu view .. the same for the perceiving Man as well with God as a superior contemporary Entity? I mean if God is in Fish form then Man the perceiver cannot be in a human form, right?

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  • This is partially explained in hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/21714/12304 but modern day evolution theory is not completely aligned with scriptures...for instance if u believe Fish incarnation in the beginning of 7th Manvantara, then 6 Manvantaras were already passed..Also Fish incarnation saved Manu so human form was there at that time...
    – YDS
    Jan 23 '18 at 4:45
  • Irrespective of the timeline - there is one theory doing rounds with some modern scholars - which state that Dashavatara is actually a description of the theory of evolution - Matsya (Fish - Aquatic), Kurma (Tortoise - Amphibious), Varaha (Boar - Mammal). Narasimha (Lion Man - evolution from primates / mammals), Vaamana (Dwarf / Pigmy)and then Parashurama (Fully Human). An interesting take! Jan 24 '18 at 7:55
  • Yes this aspect was in my mind when giving out the question; but conflicts of science and religion is best avoided here.
    – Narasimham
    Jan 24 '18 at 12:38
  • That is, an attempt to graph metamorphosis of God and Man on a common time-line is fraught with difficulties of untold magnitude.
    – Narasimham
    Jan 25 '18 at 11:19

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