theory of organic evolution

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Noun1.theory of organic 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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That the Theory of Organic Evolution is Based on Circular Reasoning
His paternal grandfather, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), was a well-known biologist of the nineteenth century who defended and popularized Darwin's theory of organic evolution. Julian's maternal grandfather, Thomas Arnold, Jr.
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.

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