synthetic theory

synthetic theory

the theory of evolution generally accepted at the present time which has resulted from a synthesis of parts of previous theories. MUTATION and SELECTION are basic components.
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By integrating two so far isolated approaches (advanced behavioural biology and state-of-the-art population theory) the project will thus contribute to the current paradigm shift in population ecology which is increasingly focusing on the consequences of individual trait variation, helping to formulate a more comprehensive and synthetic theory of populationbiology.
This book for advanced students, clinicians, and policymakers develops a draft of an original synthetic theory of motivation in addiction called PRIME Theory, which incorporates learning through reward, punishment, and associations; feelings of compulsion and desire; and the exercise of self-control, beliefs, decisions, and plans.
By combining the preliminary abstraction with the found particular features, synthetic theory attempts to find the true nature of its object.
Since the 1940s, the Darwinian theory of evolution is generally taken to have been superseded by the neo-Darwinian or synthetic theory of evolution.
Meinster observes that Schumpeter treats economic data as if it is the cause and effect of economic life, mistakes conceptual relations in his synthetic theory for real relations in nature, and identifies the opposition between creative destruction and the tendency toward equilibrium as the engine for economic, intellectual and political development.
The development of Neo-Darwinism and the synthetic theory of evolution was largely a matter of refining this explanation to exclude anything inconsistent with this model.
The lack of evidence for characterizing organic evolution as continuation of inorganic evolution and failure of attempts to synthesize life in the laboratory from chemicals strongly suggest the need for a new direction to the scientific pursuits towards understanding life and origin of biological species, especially in view of the changing concept of gene and growing natural evidence against the foundations of Darwinism or synthetic theory.
A synthetic theory, which embodies the three theories examined, was therefore advocated to account for all the causal factors in student unrest in Nigerian universities.
Real advances in the comparative study of cities will only come if researchers using disparate methods recognize this and work to integrate their findings in an effort to build a synthetic theory of comparative urbanization.
Chapters 6 and 7 weave together the dynamics thus identified into a synthetic theory of organizational change and control.
The synthetic theory of evolution, combining Mendelism and Darwinism, revived natural selection, functionalism, and individualism.
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