Consciousness: Evolution of Consciousness

                                                                  Q. (Based on the following references) How to reconcile the "gradual evolution" and the "simultaneous creation" explanations? I'm aware of the soul moving upwards through different species of life. It seems that Srila Prabhupada also says how there is a sequence and time factor of evolution from lower developed bodies into more complex forms. And then again he says that all forms come up simultaneously at once.

                                                                  Some excerpts from Srila Prabhupada's writings:

                                                                  Q. 1. I just wanted to know about evolution. What does the Srimad Bhagavatam say and how does it work or not work? Are WE miracles? Or just logical next steps? Or both? And why does it matter?