“I have told you that in actuality, now, no genetic knowledge is gone from the earth. It does not vanish. It is retained in latent form within a kind of backup system, so that in terms of probabilities each species carries within its own genetic patterns the blueprints and specializations of each other’s genetic sequence.
“Those sequences follow the pursuits of value fulfillment so smoothly that they can be reactivated whenever the conditions are fortunate – for even the animals are not concerned with simple survival alone, nor the plants, but with what I can only call emotional qualities: qualities that seek a full appreciation and creative extension of those conditions of consciousness that stamp each species as itself and yet join it with all others.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2, Session 935)