Apparent Contradictions in Questions about the Urantia Papers Posted July 28, 2010 · Report reply (1)"The advanced stages of a world settled in light and life represent the acme of evolutionary material development. On these cultured worlds, gone are the idleness and friction of the earlier primitive ages. Poverty and social inequality have all but vanished, degeneracy has disappeared, and delinquency is rarely observed. Insanity has practically ceased to exist, and feeble-mindedness is a rarity (629)." (2)"Reproduction is regulated in accordance with planetary requirement and innate hereditary endowments: The mortals on a planet during this age are divided into from five to ten groups, and the lower groups are permitted to produce only one half as many children as the higher (630)." I found an apparent contradiction as I was gathering quotes for my post on the other thread. Social inequality has been vanquished? And yet the lower classes are not allowed to produce more offspring than the higher classes? What kind of social equality do you call that? If you will notice, the one is refering to (1) social inequality and the other is refering to (2) biological inequality. Very simple. No contradiction. And it does not say social inequality has been "vanquished"; it says all but vanished (which means it still exists but in a far lesser degree). The word "vanquished" means subdued completely or overcome. The word "vanished" means to pass completely from existence. There is a difference in the words used. The revelators were saying that social inequality still exists "all but vanished". Anyway, no contradiction as I see it.