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Darwinian

Line breaks: Dar¦win|ian
Pronunciation: /dɑːˈwɪnɪən
 
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Definition of Darwinian in English:

adjective

Relating to Darwinism: Darwinian evolution
More example sentences
  • Debates over whether public schools should teach creationism or Darwinian evolution are also fundamentally moral.
  • One consequence of Darwinian evolution by natural selection is that as the world changes, what lives and what dies can change as well.
  • The key to the mechanism of Darwinian evolution is natural selection.

noun

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An adherent of Darwinism.
Example sentences
  • But they express scorn for the extreme Darwinians, those who treat Darwinism as a religion, or try to interpret human social life by genes or natural selection.
  • If we want to have a scientific description of how we evolved we will have to transcend the doctrinal debate between the Creationists and the Darwinians and start from scratch.
  • To suckle the young of another species is hardly what Darwinians call an adaptive trait (because it does not contribute to the surrogate's own survival).

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