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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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Furthermore, the associated teleological concept of natural law has been discredited by the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution.
To highlight this disagreement, I will explore how the main elements of neo-Darwinian theory diverge from creationist approaches that closely track a literal reading of the Book of Genesis.
The argument to be presented refutes the proposition that symbol systems can be built up by chance from random arrangements of material particles (or any other objects, in the most logically general sense of the term "object") over a period of, say, 15 to 20 billion years as required by neo-Darwinian theory.
These and other claims of neo-Darwinian theory were scarcely ignored in the wider culture.
This finding contributed to the emerging neo-Darwinian "modern synthesis" (NDMS), in which molecular genetics plays the key role in the production of phenotypic variation, and purpose is replaced by chance in the production of variation, which is the first stage of evolution.
The neo-Darwinian approach returns in Swirski's reading of Bernard Malamud's post-apocalyptic beast fable God's Grace (1982).
But while accepting most of modern science, especially physical sciences such as astronomy and geology, it rejects some of the claims of Darwinian and Neo-Darwinian evolution.
The memetics of music; a neo-Darwinian view of musical structure and culture.
Yet elsewhere in the article, he writes that "evolution in the neo-Darwinian sense [is] an unguided, unplanned process of random variation and natural selection.
Many neo-Darwinian scientists, as well as some of their critics, have concluded that, if evolution is a radically contingent materialistic process driven by natural selection and random genetic variation, then there can be no place in it for divine providential causality.
And here is the radical challenge for the neo-Darwinian conception of adaptation and designedness.
Since the famous 1967 Wistar Symposium on "Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution," the mathematical and biological challenges posed to the modern evolutionary synthesis (neo-Darwinism) have not been resolved.