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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Some 29 per cent had no idea the naturalist was famous for the theory of evolution and 9 per cent thought he was behind the theory of relativity - published by physicist Albert Einstein decades after Darwin's 1882 death.
English naturalist and co-originator of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin 1870: Marie Lloyd (Matilda Alice Victoria Wood), Cockney music hall star who sang risque songs and had a scandalous private life, 1898: Henry Lindfield of Brighton became the first British motorist to be killed car crash - a result of a steering failure.
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.
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.
Darwin's theory of evolution suggests animals evolve over generations through a process of natural selection.
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 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.
In 1858 Alfred Russel Wallace sent an essay to Charles Darwin from the Island of Ternate in the Moluccas (now Indonesia) detailing a breakthrough in his theory of evolution by natural selection.
In 2004, the updated version of the Kansas Science Standards was heavily contested by six members of the Kansas Board of Education who held that both the theory of evolution and supernatural explanations of life's origins should be taught in parallel to public school students.
But a little over halfway through the article Smith tosses a grenade into the reader's mind when he reveals that John Lennon rejected the theory of evolution while making clear the fact that Lennon was completely ignorant of what that theory actually says.

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