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Dar·win

 (där′wĭn)
A city of northern Australia on Port Darwin, an inlet of the Timor Sea. Founded as Palmerston in 1869 and renamed in 1911, it is the capital of the Northern Territory.

Darwin

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n
(Placename) a port in N Australia, capital of the Northern Territory: destroyed by a cyclone in 1974 but rebuilt on the same site. Pop: 129 062 (2011). Former name (1869–1911): Palmerston

Darwin

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1. (Biography) Charles (Robert). 1809–82, English naturalist who formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection, expounded in On the Origin of Species (1859) and applied to man in The Descent of Man (1871)
2. (Biography) his grandfather, Erasmus. 1731–1802, English physician and poet; author of Zoonomia, or the Laws of Organic Life (1794–96), anticipating Lamarck's views on evolution
3. (Biography) Sir George Howard, son of Charles Darwin. 1845–1912, English astronomer and mathematician noted for his work on tidal friction

Dar•win

(ˈdɑr wɪn)

n.
1. Charles (Robert), 1809–82, English naturalist.
2. his grandfather, Erasmus, 1731–1802, English naturalist and poet.
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Northern Territory - a territory in north central Australia
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Darwin in his remarks relative to the degeneration of CULTIVATED types of animals through the action of promiscuous breeding, brings Gobineau support from the realm of biology.
Still, there remains a hope that Darwin and Nietzsche may some day become reconciled by a new description of the processes by which varieties occur.
Half an hour later I was seated in the newspaper office with a huge tome in front of me, which had been opened at the article "Weissmann versus Darwin," with the sub heading, "Spirited Protest at Vienna.
DEAR PROFESSOR CHALLENGER," it said, "As a humble student of Nature, I have always taken the most profound interest in your speculations as to the differences between Darwin and Weissmann.
Roger says they have, and he says a man called Darwin proved it.
And she doesn't know anything more about Darwin and evolution than I do about King Solomon's mines.
There were scientific works, too, among which were represented men such as Tyndall, Proctor, and Darwin.
Darwin would call "rudimentary" sleeves; these had "edging" around them, but the bosom was ridiculously plain.
They are even to be found in plants, as Sir Francis Darwin pointed out
But people, unfamiliar with such speculations as those of the younger Darwin, forget that the planets must ultimately fall back one by one into the parent body.
His large and daring cosmic theories advertised his austere life and innocent, if somewhat frigid, morality; he held something of the position of Darwin doubled with the position of Tolstoy.
Incidentally, he had ideas about coral-reefs, disagreed profoundly with Darwin on that subject, had voiced his opinion in several monographs and one book, and was now back at his hobby, cruising the South Seas in a tiny, thirty-ton yacht and studying reef-formations.