Charles (Robert), 1809–82, English naturalist and author.
his grandfather, Erasmus, 1731–1802, English naturalist and poet.
a seaport in and the capital of Northern Territory, in N Australia.
- anti-Darwin, adjective
- pro-Darwin, adjective
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How to use Darwin in a sentence
As a young man, Darwin was deeply religious and even considered being ordained.
Darwin was a British Scientist who developed the theory of evolution and natural selection.
Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith.
Darwin called the same phenomenon the “correlation of growth” and geneticist today study what they call “pleiotropic effects.”
Aristotle did make progress beyond earlier philosophers, just as Darwin advanced beyond Linnaeus and Cuvier.
Darwin's view that it may have been a result of sexual selection seems the most probable explanation.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
As regards the pointed ear of man's probable ancestor, Darwin calls attention to what seems a trace in man of the lost tip.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
It is unreasonable to accuse Mr. Darwin (as has been done) of violating the rules of Induction.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
Mr. Darwin's remarkable speculation on the Origin of Species is another unimpeachable example of a legitimate hypothesis.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
After a silence I asked him if he would tell me why he had chosen Darwin as a literary pastime.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Darwin (1 of 2)
a port in N Australia, capital of the Northern Territory: destroyed by a cyclone in 1974 but rebuilt on the same site. Pop: 71 347 (2001): Former name (1869–1911): Palmerston
British Dictionary definitions for Darwin (2 of 2)
Charles (Robert). 1809–82, English naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection, expounded in On the Origin of Species (1859) and applied to man in The Descent of Man (1871)
his grandfather, Erasmus. 1731–1802, English physician and poet; author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life (1794–96), anticipating Lamarck's views on evolution
Sir George Howard, son of Charles Darwin. 1845–1912, English astronomer and mathematician noted for his work on tidal friction
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Scientific definitions for Darwin
British naturalist who proposed the theory of evolution based on natural selection (1858). Darwin's theory, that random variation of traits within an individual species can lead to the development of new species, revolutionized the study of biology.
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