I fail to see how that is different from "creates a third form of life that wipes out all previous life."
The Seeds and the Angels are artificial entities, if the Dead Sea Scrolls are anything to go by. If FAR are considered "human," it isn't too much of a stretch to assume they may have more in common with Rei and Kaworu. Of course, it is equally likely they were just normal humans, no external ATF or anything. Perhaps even more likely, since Kaworu and Rei are artificial beings created using technical information from the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's implied that Gehirn/Nerv has a poor understanding of the technical information, and it's more like an alien black box than a proper manual.
This reminds me of the Tacitus from Command & Conquer. Did you ever notice how much it has in common with NGE? The Tacitus is the Scrin Bible, Tiberium is hostile to human life and terraforms planets but also has limitless military and evolutionary potential, etc.
Hey, what if the FAR were like the Scrin? Huh? Huh?