theory of evolution

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Noun1.theory of evolution - (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Darwinism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection
Lamarckism - a theory of organic evolution claiming that acquired characteristics are transmitted to offspring
punctuated equilibrium, theory of punctuated equilibrium - a theory of evolution holding that evolutionary change in the fossil record came in fits and starts rather than in a steady process of slow change
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21 ( ANI ): Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh on Saturday claimed that Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution was "scientifically wrong" and needed to be changed in all the educational curriculums.
While it is true that the first public exposition of the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, the greatest single leap of progress made in the study of biology, was to a meeting of the Linnaean Society on July 1, 1858, Darwin was not present.
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is rejected by both Christian and Muslim creationists, who believe God created the world as described in the Bible and the Koran, making the universe and all living things in six days.
Nevertheless, Gaffing conducted the debate respectably, listening closely to the scientists who explained the theory of evolution, which -- as Prof Ariel Chapman, of the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, argued -- is "strong and sound, and has a very strong, clear place in modern science.
Readers will be left with a broad understanding of the theory of evolution, or as Darwin described it, a "descent with modification" as his life, social, and scientific approach are examined to better convey the concepts and engage the reader.
He bred them and were crucial in forming his theory of evolution.
He asserts that the central problem any society faces in accepting the theory of evolution has to do with the challenge that evolutionary theory poses to that society's Anthropological Imaginary (AI)--their understanding of human nature, or the humanum, as he calls it.
Asked to comment on the matter, Vincent Cassone, chairman of the University of Kentucky's biology department, told the Lexington Herald-Leader, "The theory of evolution is the fundamental backbone of all biological research.
Now that that's all cleared up--can we get back to the business of getting Americans to accept the theory of evolution itself?
Darwin," has documented the KBE minority members' challenge to the theory of evolution in a riveting, personally frustrating (speaking as a biology teacher) and extremely entertaining video.
Dennis Anthony is correct to point out that John Lennon did not have an in-depth understanding of the theory of evolution.
Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be addresses the theory of evolution in an easy to understand manner.

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