Darwinian theory


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Darwinian theory

n. Darwin, teoría de; teoría de selección y de evolución.
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After alluding airily to the Vehmgericht, aqua tofana, Carbonari, the Marchioness de Brinvilliers, the Darwinian theory, the principles of Malthus, and the Ratcliff Highway murders, the article concluded by admonishing the Government and advocating a closer watch over foreigners in England.
However simple Andrey Semyonovitch might be, he began to see that Pyotr Petrovitch was duping him and secretly despising him, and that "he was not the right sort of man." He had tried expounding to him the system of Fourier and the Darwinian theory, but of late Pyotr Petrovitch began to listen too sarcastically and even to be rude.
They say that some mutations may occur more often when they are advantageous than when they are not." (41) The remark of Fred Hoyle, a knighted astronomer who coined the term "Big Bang" and who fought against neo-Darwinism using mathematics is all the more revealing: "The Darwinian theory is wrong and the continued adherence to it is an impediment to discovering the correct evolutionary theory." (42)
The poor plants struggle on against the weeds and my garden is very much along the lines of the Darwinian theory -survival of the fittest.
A FrenchCanadian athlete sitting beside me could barely contain her laughter while she translated on my behalf and along with a Gallic shrug, muttered under her breath that `what could you expect from a country that in many southern states had laws banning the teaching of Darwinian theory lest it corrupt young minds', but luckily that wasn't understood either.
Singer: Darwinian theory suggests that choices are constrained in a sense that statistically you can predict what most people will do under some circumstances.
The Darwinian theory of evolution is not now, and has never been, backed by any empirical evidence.
The emphasis upon biogenetics and Darwinian theory bespeaks Storey's turn "toward a conception of literary production and appreciation as 'acts of a human brain in a human body in a human environment which that brain must make intelligible if it is to survive.'" Mimesis, in turn, comes naturally to a large-brained primate like man that is hard-wired for narrations that enhance the intelligibility of the human environment.
Avoiding another Galileo-like incident, the Roman Catholic church has never rejected or ignored the Darwinian theory of organic evolution but, instead, must now try to incorporate it into its own natural theology.
This viewpoint was at least theoretically more interesting than that of the fundamentalists, who emerged in the early twentieth century as the most determined opponents of Darwinian theory. However, as Webb points out, both the fundamentalists and adherents of Scottish Common Sense philosophy were of the same cloth; they rejected Darwinism as "guesses" that could not actually be witnessed.
Refinements to Darwinian theory have emphasized that, since females usually take primary responsibility for raising offspring, they look for male partners who have both access to key resources and the willingness to devote some of their wealth to child support.
He finds its idiom drawn from 'Egyptian mythology and Darwinian theory, Celtic mysticism and Rosicrucian thought, clan tradition, metaphysics and human sexuality'.