Neo-Darwinism


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Neo-Darwinism

(nē′ō-där′wə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Darwinism as modified by the findings of modern genetics.

Ne′o-Dar·win′i·an (-där-wĭn′ē-ən) adj.
Ne′o-Dar′win·ist n.
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The following describes the working out of that principle and why it totally negates neo-Darwinism and Darwin's statement that if multistep evolution is untenable, then his theory of natural selection is bankrupt.
To assert that it can, of course, also makes an empirically testable claim--something frequendy ignored or evaded by those who advocate Neo-Darwinism.
As if to prove him right, neo-Darwinism turns out to be the philosophical and theological bogey of the volume.
It is clear that Schonborn incorporates this additional assumption in his assertion that there is "overwhelming evidence for design in biology" and in his criticism of neo-Darwinism for regarding the natural order as an "unguided, unplanned process.
20) The synthetic theory (modern synthesis) is also referred to as neo-Darwinism.
The most active variety of neo-Darwinism being advocated at the present time is that by Dr.
This approach transcends traditional biology and shows that neo-Darwinism is an inadequate concept when attempting to explain a "whole earth approach.
However, the book's argument will likely be viewed by those adhering to the orthodox tenets of the Christian faith as ultimately failing to achieve its ends, due to its acceptance of and reliance upon thoroughgoing neo-Darwinism and its rejection of a historical fall of the human race from a "primordial paradise" into sin.
Johnson was thinking of the proponents of a materialistic and reductionist neo-Darwinism when he made this point--people like biologist Richard Lewontin, whom Groothuis cites in his article as representative of the views of "scientists" in general.
Discovery Institute strongly believes that schools should require only that the scientific evidence for and against neo-Darwinism be taught, while not infringing on the academic freedom of teachers to present appropriate information about intelligent design if they choose.
Rather, he writes as one convinced that Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism are no more than "rhetorical achievements" that will wither in the twenty-first century as did Marxism in the twentieth.
According to the Brief, there are many secular purposes for teaching students about intelligent design including informing students about competing scientific theories of biological origins, helping students to better understand the contrasting theory of neo-Darwinism, and enhancing critical thinking skills.