- the Darwinian theory that species originate by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those individuals best adapted for the reproductive success of their kind.
Origin of Darwinism
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Contemporary Examples of darwinism
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September 29, 2013
He is a not just a grinning creationist, he is also willing to disdain Darwinism with a sinister pugnacity.Mike Huckabee's End Times
December 5, 2009
Historical Examples of darwinism
What if the orbit of Darwinism should be a little too circular?The Origin of Species
Thomas H. Huxley
If they are, Darwinism is mere jesuitism, in attempting to correlate them.The Book of the Damned
This isolation of the systematists is the one most melancholy sequela of Darwinism.
It was necessary to bring this out in order to appreciate the influence of Darwinism.
They enable us to estimate the extent of the field of influence of Darwinism.
1864, from Charles Darwin (1809-1882), whose major works were "The Origin of Species" (1859) and "The Descent of Man" (1871), + -ism.
- A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
- A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Darwin's ideas have been refined and modified by subsequent researchers, but his theories still form the foundation of the scientific understanding of the evolution of life. Darwinism is often contrasted with another theory of biological evolution called Lamarckism, based on the now-discredited ideas of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. See Note at evolution.