selectionist

se·lec·tion·ist

 (sĭ-lĕk′shə-nĭst)
n.
One who believes that evolution occurs chiefly as a result of natural selection.

se·lec′tion·ism n.
se·lec′tion·ist adj.

selectionist

(sɪˈlɛkʃənɪst)
n
(Philosophy) a person who believes in natural selection
adj
(Biology) of or relating to the belief in natural selection
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He used to be more of a purist and a selectionist, using only ingredients of a certain degree and quality.
Numerous contributors evoke the two essential offshoots for modern biology, on the one hand, and sociology, on the other, whether they problematize the relation between biological or organic evolution and social or selectionist evolution, or prefer quite simply to disregard one or the other.
Traditional cognitivists do not accept such a selectionist standpoint.
This article attempts to answer these questions through a rigorous selectionist view relating to brain development and the evolutionary integration of these structures and functions of kinesthetic intelligence.
From blind to creative: In defense of Donald Campbell's selectionist theory of human creativity.
Current mainstream accounts of cultural behavior are strongly founded on a selectionist perspective.
However, in the opinion of Stebbins and Ayala (1981), the "selectionist" and the "neutralist" views of molecular evolution are competing hypotheses within the framework of the synthetic theory of evolution.
As Haught states: there is a blatant contradiction between an exclusively selectionist explanation of mind, on the one hand, and the implicit trust you place in your own mind's capacity to arrive at the naked truth, on the other.
A selectionist account of language learning suggests that only some responses of infants to specific stimuli will produce desired consequences.