Of God and His Creatures

A somewhat free translation, still, I think, a fair rendering of the sense of the Latin: Oportet igitur processum emanationis a Deo uniri quidem in ipso principio, multiplicari autem secundum res infimas ad quas terminatur. How reconcile this statement with the law of biology, that simplicity (one organ for all work) prevails in the lower types, differentiation in the higher? A reconciliation may be sought from St Thomas himself, B. III, Chap. LXXVII, where he argues that perfection implies unity of direction, with multiplicity of subordinates, -- in one word, organisation.

Of God and His Creatures: 4.1