- (sometimes lowercase) pertaining to Charles Darwin or his doctrines.
- a follower of Charles Darwin; a person who accepts or advocates Darwinism.
Origin of Darwinian
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Examples from the Web for darwinian
I suppose the main argument goes like this: We are no longer subject to Darwinian natural selection.On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System
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People born into malarial regions have a fierce Darwinian pressure placed upon them—the disease affects everyone in the area.A Malaria Vaccine That Cuts 46% of Infections Is a 100% a Big Deal
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In the Darwinian world of media and politics, hardly any primal force compares to Clinton Clout.How Team Clinton Shut Down the CNN and NBC Hillary Shows
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When you apply Darwinian thinking to social studies, you have to be careful.
What do you think are the positive forces that Darwinian social theory can bring to our society?
The process here is the very reverse of the Darwinian theory.
In fact, it is the paramount law from a Darwinian stand-point.
These are some of the main grounds on which the Darwinian theory rests.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
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But against the Darwinian hypothesis this argument has no force.The Origin of Species
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What has been the progressive attitude toward the Darwinian idea?The Meaning of Evolution
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- of or relating to Charles Darwin or his theory of evolution by natural selection
- a person who accepts, supports, or uses this theory
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- Relating to, following, or derived from the work or ideas of Charles Darwin.
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