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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(47) By stressing nonrandom, purposeful alterations caused by organisms on their environment (which then have selective effects on these and other organisms), NC is one of the more radical departures from neo-Darwinism within the EES.
Students' answers to the group problems, however, showed they used different explanatory models including teleological and neo-Darwinism.
If I were to ask Hacking's classic question about this text overall--not what it means but what is the point--I would say the point is to celebrate symbiosis and to disparage neo-Darwinism. Despite her mentor's apparent lack of appreciation for "he said, she said" (p.
The third part of this series will examine, in more detail, specific claims of Darwinism and neo-Darwinism from Islamic perspectives.
Axe is one of a growing number of scientists and philosophers who not only doubt the sufficiency of neo-Darwinism, but who think that nature provides positive evidence for intelligent design in physics, astronomy, biochemistry, and allied disciplines.
Out of these initial weaknesses the chapter develops with a presentation of relatively new ideas not always by the author making, principally, an attack to neo-Darwinism, like for instance serial endsymbiotic theory (SET) introduced by L.
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.
David Garland and Martin Wiener both identified the period between the 1890s and the 1920s as one during which this classical Victorian criminal policy was undermined by the social sciences and neo-Darwinism, and replaced with a more "positivist criminology," that stressed environmental and factors beyond the control of the criminal in the decision to commit offences.
I take this to be an approximate summary of Darwinism and the received or prominent versions of today's neo-Darwinism. In this essay I will not use the term "evolution" for today's theory or "evolutionists" for its proponents because of the plasticity and slipperiness of those terms.
This distinction between evolution as a scientific hypothesis, and "Darwinism" or "neo-Darwinism" as a philosophical system, is crucial, observers say, to understanding Catholic thought on the subject.
The science (neo-Darwinism) is fascinating, but it was buried underneath jolly hockey stick japes and bizarre musical numbers - a bit like Cats for tw*ts.