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Pertaining to Darwin; as, the darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements.

this theory was put forth by darwin in 1859 in a work entitled The origin of species by means of natural selection. The author argues that, in the struggle for existence, those plants and creatures best fitted to the requirements of the situation in which they are placed are the ones that will live; in other words, that nature selects those which are survive. This is the theory of natural selection or the survival of the fillest. He also argues that natural selection is capable of modifying and producing organisms fit for their circumstances. See development theory, under development.

Origin: From the name of Charles darwin, an english scientist.

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Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution

Before my question I would like to state as clearly as possible that I completely accept Darwinian natural selection as an established scientific fact and a logical and beautiful explanation of the majestic evolution and diversity of life. Although not a biologist, ...

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by valetudo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution
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Views: 62

Thinking in terms of evolution

@Luxorien: although you're right, you cannot compare modern (at least as modern as in Darwinian times) society with humans at the dawn of our history, i.e. in the times when we yet had to fight for our survival. Those customs did not evolve in the last centure. They ...

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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Views: 1077

Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... about the c-value paradox or about the recent results of actual DNA sequences, one should reasonably expect to see this accumulation, given the Darwinian framework. ) A compelling starting point could be the genome of a sponge. This creature is one of the most simple multicellular organisms. ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3042

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... I have to share the thought process that it is based on. My initial intention was to examine the claim, that the results of DNA studies confirm Darwinian evolution. I think there is no point in discussing the overwhelming evidence for an universal common ancestor (LUA). The issue I would like ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3042

mutations and dependencies

... are mistakes)." But according to YOU that's impossible because, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, "Evolution: The lie" and again "shows neo-darwinian 'evolution' to be a myth". So, according to you evolution is a lie and a myth but yet is the cause of mutations? How so if not true? ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
Replies: 29
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