Definition of Darwinism

1. Noun. A theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection.




Definition of Darwinism

1. n. The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above.

Definition of Darwinism

1. Noun. The principles of natural selection set out by Charles Darwin in ''the Origin of Species'' (1859) and other writings. ¹

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Medical Definition of Darwinism

1. The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Darwinism

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1. The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the by John Arthur Thomson (1920)
"Selection the Central Idea in darwinism. THE central idea in darwinism is ... Our understanding of darwinism must therefore depend on our appreciation of ..."

2. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"darwinism in Process of Evolution These three propositions express the gist of darwinism, and the question before us is, How darwinism stands to-day. ..."

3. Readings in Evolution, Genetics, and Eugenics by Horatio Hackett Newman (1921)
"CHAPTER XVH CRITIQUE OF darwinism [The last chapter dealt with the central ideas of ... Before entering upon a general criticism of darwinism, it would be ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"If, however, it be so interpreted as to include the full content of darwinism and the all-sufficiency of natural selection as the prime factor, ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"That darwinism is not the whole doctrine of evolution is perceived clearly enough by Mr. O'Neill, who devotes two or three opening chapters to a lucid ..."

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