evolutionism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to evolutionism: Cultural evolutionism, Social evolutionism

ev·o·lu·tion·ism

 (ĕv′ə-lo͞o′shə-nĭz′əm, ē′və-)
n.
1. A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin.
2. Advocacy of or belief in biological evolution.

ev′o·lu′tion·ist n.

evolutionism

a principle or theory of evolution. — evolutionist, n., adj.
See also: Evolution
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evolutionism - (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
References in periodicals archive ?
But I find meaning in the idea of space and time as the infinite reality within which the universe came into existence.Whichever side you take, whether it's Biblical creationism or scientific evolutionism, everything happened within space and time, and logically space and time couldn't have been caused.
But human evolutionism, the illegitimate offspring of Darwinism, applied natural selection to the interpretation of human development.
While he is a Muslim who believes the Koran, he called for an alliance between Muslims and Christians to battle against Marxism and evolutionism. Separately, he said, Christians and Muslims could be defeated by Darwin's adherents.
At the current context of modern capitalism, the appropriate combination of categorical frames, like evolutionism, innovation and national-based firms, are considered important for understanding the problem of efficient insertion of national-based companies in national and international markets.
Essa ausencia se repete sete anos depois, em outro artigo de sua autoria, intitulado History, Evolutionism, and Functionalism: Three Types of Interpretation of Culture, Historia Evolucionismo, e Funcionalismo: Tres Tipos de Interpretacao da Cultura, publicado em 1945.
But one of the key points developed in Southern Anthropology is that, while some aspects of Kamilaroi and Kurnai look 'old', others are decidedly 'new', in the sense that there has in recent decades been a revival of the book's questions after the hiatus caused by the abandonment of unilineal evolutionism and the backgrounding of historical studies of kinship in early 20th century anthropology.
Part 2 explores representations of Africa and Africans from early history to modern times, touching on evolutionism and the primitive Africa and conceptions of disease-ridden Africa, helpless Africa, and exotic Africa.
Progressivism was a leading spirit of the day; its development could be traced from Whig History through the influence of German Idealism and evolutionism into a wide range of finde-siecle socialist and liberal approaches that depended on a notion of human development.
From his perspective, "there is no distinguishable difference between theistic evolutionism and atheism when it comes to our physical reality.
The first comprises a series of illustrative diagrams concerning the interference between evolutionism, culture and phenomenology, while Appendix II is a brief presentation of the author's experience regarding the Case registry for psychoses.
I would suggest beginning with chapter 13, Gary Tomlinson's "Beneath difference; or, humanistic evolutionism." Not strictly tied to any time, genre, or composer, the "biological turn" is considered in this thought-provoking essay; it pairs well with many other articles and approaches because of its emphasis on the dichotomy of difference and universality.
In the 1910s and 1920s, they forcefully rejected Lucien Levy-Bruhl's theory of a distinctive "primitive mentality" while explaining difference on the basis of cultural relativism rather than biological evolutionism. Universalistic theories of human nature long predated the end of empire and they could serve many different ideological ends--including evolutionist-hierarchical and liberal-reformist programs within the imperial project.