The word "evolve" is used when the word "develop" is the equivalent.
This was to be my conclusion. Prior to that, I decided to take a look at my favorite online dictionary. I started with the entry for develop and went directly to the alphabetical list of "related words."
I did not find the word "evolve."
(There can be found the word, "evolute", but this is a term from Geometry.)
I became very suspicious and smelled a rat. I went directly to the list of related words for "evolve" to confirm that "develop" is absent. (It is, but I did find that, "dream up", is a "related word" of evolve, which is a hoot.)
Above the lists of "related words" for words, the Webster page always places the WordNet Dictionary entry for the subject word. This section contains curious entries for "evolve":
.Verb 1. evolve - work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution" Synonyms: develop, germinate 2. evolve - undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago" 3. evolve - gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting" Synonyms: develop, acquire
I doubt that anyone who hasn't already disengaged from society will dispute that we all live in a land of confusion. (Could be a song: Genesis, Disturbed, etc.)
When I read such things as, "The Cosmologist's essay attempts to describe how galaxies evolved", I may ask, will it include any references to genetic mutation, random or otherwise?
If I'm feeling less combative, I might ask, will it include the cosmological equivalent of natural selection? I have no doubt that someone could provide a description of the mechanism by which the "fittest" galaxy survives.
In the book-review at the American Renaissance link above, can be found references to "natural selection":
The advantage of taking charge of man’s evolution has been clear ever since evolution was understood. Before the Second World War, there were a great many eugenics societies in the United States, and many states passed eugenics laws. Nor was eugenics thought to be in conflict with religion. Just as the fundamentalist Christianity of Isaac Newton did not keep him from outstanding scientific achievement, the devout catholicism of the French anthropologist, Teilhard de Chardin did not keep him from writing this:
So far we have certainly allowed our race to develop at random, and we have given too little thought to the question of what medical and moral factors must replace the crude forces of natural selection should we suppress them. In the course of the coming centuries it is indispensable that a nobly human form of eugenics, on a standard worthy of our personalities, should be discovered and developed.
Science, therefore, can be expected to discover a sound, human morality only when the scientists themselves are better people. They can become better, along with everyone else, through the conscious direction of human evolution. In the mean time, a makeshift morality consists in practices that improve the species, while immorality debases it.
This morality has enormous consequences. Now that men have, as Teilhard de Chardin predicted, suppressed the forces of natural selection, they can make of themselves greater, nobler creatures or they can destroy themselves. As is so often the case, not to choose is also to choose. For Prof. Cattell, an evolutionary morality has consequences not only for how a society should be governed, but how it should govern its relations with other societies.
What is the appropriate difference between "evolve" and "develop?" In the quote of the French anthropologist we find, "...a ... form of eugenics ... should be discovered and developed."
When humans create or invent things, they develop those things over time, possibly decades, sometimes centuries. When a historical account of these developments is written, one may find a description of how they evolved.
There is every reason to expect the name "Land of Confusion" to be accurate forevermore...up to the alien invasion, after which a whole lot of clarity will "develop."