a person who believes in or supports a theory of evolution, especially in biology.
a person who supports a policy of gradual growth or development rather than sudden change or expansion.
- ev·o·lu·tion·ism, noun
- ev·o·lu·tion·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti·ev·o·lu·tion·ist, noun, adjective
- an·ti·ev·o·lu·tion·is·tic, adjective
- non·ev·o·lu·tion·ist, noun
- pre·ev·o·lu·tion·ist, noun
- pro·ev·o·lu·tion·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use evolutionist in a sentence
Unlike Darwin, many evolutionists in the late 1800s and early 1900s had theorized that the human family tree was rooted in Asia.The ultimate genealogical search hunts for our earliest ancestors | Erin Wayman | December 2, 2021 | Science News For Students
Unlike Darwin, many evolutionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries had theorized that the human family tree was rooted in Asia.Fossils and ancient DNA paint a vibrant picture of human origins | Erin Wayman | September 15, 2021 | Science News
Considering cultural change in this way has led cultural evolutionists to rely heavily on the subfield of population genetics—and to use models that assume cultural continuity works solely through inheritance.What Misspellings Reveal About Cultural Evolution - Facts So Romantic | Helena Miton | July 30, 2021 | Nautilus
I am a theist and an evolutionist, to be sure, but the combined term makes no sense to me.Meet the Prizewinning Catholic Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand | Karl W. Giberson | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His wife was by his bedside every day, insisting they pray together, never mind that Ebert is an openly agnostic evolutionist.
Such cases may be regarded by the evolutionist as exceptional, and he may invent some new hypothesis to account for them.
Favier himself, as will be seen, is an evolutionist after his own fashion, an evolutionist of a very daring type.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
This principle the evolutionist applies to the whole universe which he says came in a similar way.
All these have been in turn combatted by other evolutionist writers, and the war goes on and has produced libraries of volumes.
Prof. Conn, an evolutionist, admits the presence of many facts disclosed by geology which oppose the theory of Evolution.
British Dictionary definitions for evolutionist
a person who believes in a theory of evolution, esp Darwin's theory of the evolution of plant and animal species
of or relating to a theory of evolution
- evolutionism, noun
- evolutionistic, adjective
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