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.
The data suggest students readily revert to previously held models during problem-solving and when developing explanations about occurrences, even though they have previously demonstrated an acceptance and understanding of 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.
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.
Margulis, all of them meriting some attention, to finish with the proposition for a post- Darwinism as opposed to neo-Darwinism which, out the sixth principle, looks like an interesting and acceptable proposition.
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.
A growing body of scientific critics of neo-Darwinism point to evidence of design (e.
During the past decade, a group of scientists and philosophers have mounted a challenge to neo-Darwinism, arguing that certain features of the natural world are best explained as the products of an intelligent cause rather than undirected natural selection acting on random variations.
Finally, the essays on biological complexity, evolutionary convergence, design and neo-Darwinism, are solid representations of the standard positions and responses on the subject, giving a good overview of the issues.