Definition of Darwinism in English:



  • [mass noun] The theory of the evolution of species by natural selection advanced by Charles Darwin.

    • ‘The combination of Darwinism and molecular biology has created the orthodoxy known as neo-Darwinism.’
    • ‘Acceptance of Darwinism and rejection of religion were critical for the new movements of communism.’
    • ‘The big bang and Darwinism are two halves, physical and biological, of an atheistic origins myth.’
    • ‘The Christians seem to be allowed less difficulty in accepting evolutionism in general and Darwinism in particular.’
    • ‘I can't think of any theory as broad as Darwinism or Freudianism that could be falsified directly.’
    • ‘How can the evolution of human ethics be reconciled with Darwinism?’
    • ‘For us as scientists, natural selection and Darwinism are essentially synonymous.’
    • ‘Among the things that Darwinism made were behaviours, which are predispositions to react in certain ways.’
    • ‘He singles out Dawkins as promoting the view that Darwinism is a Universal Explanation of Everything.’
    • ‘They say that Darwinism is not about how life got started, but rather, how life evolved.’
    • ‘As Fuller sees it, Darwinism is being taught as dogma and intelligent design acts as a ‘critical foil’ to those ideas.’
    • ‘Margulis and Sagan say that Darwinism never really addresses where new species come from.’
    • ‘Could anyone be so nuts as to suggest that creationism and Darwinism be taught side by side, as competing theories of how we all got here?’
    • ‘Science fiction is firmly rooted in Darwinism and presents a distorted view of reality.’
    • ‘He seems to be saying that there is evolution but that Darwinism is not the explanation.’
    • ‘It was inevitable that Darwinism and its later development into the science of genetics should face fierce opposition from theologians.’
    • ‘My position is that there isn't a necessary connection between Darwinism and atheism.’
    • ‘The second of the central tenets of classical Darwinism is the unfettered efficacy of natural selection.’
    • ‘The way the tail grows could prove Darwinism and evolution or prove it totally wrong!’
    • ‘There are many Christian evolutionists, and many ways to reconcile Christianity with Darwinism.’
    darwinism, natural selection
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