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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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Schonborn attacks the neo-Darwinian notion that chance and necessity alone could bring about the human species, and cites John Paul II's support of final causality as a softening of his oft-cited support for evolution.
Hamilton, to explain altruism within the neo-Darwinian frame.
Kristol certainly seems to think that Behe's and Berlinski's attacks on Darwin have "fractured the dogmatism of the neo-Darwinian synthesis," and he believes that as a consequence "there is room for metaphysical and theological speculation.
What would the eminent geologist and neo-Darwinian venture to say on a topic so far outside his ordinary concerns?
If you hadn't already noticed, the pattern here is to reverse the neo-Darwinian order that used to govern thinking about the survival of cultures.
And, of course, he was the principal codifier (if not the chief conceptual architect) of sociobiology, an ambitious application of contemporary neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory to the biology of social systems.
Their research report, based on laboratory experiments, questioned a basic tenet of neo-Darwinian theory: that all mutations arise spontaneously without regard to environmental pressures.
He maintains the ID movement is an attempt to defend theism by questioning the scientific adequacy of the neo-Darwinian model of biological evolution.
Perhaps the most valuable overall contribution of his piece is to show that "evolution" is neither a consistent, monolithic concept nor a take-it-or-leave-it proposition as Neo-Darwinian ideologues often suggest.
Presented in a debate format, the essays offer different sides of one question, such as whether traits have evolved because of a past advantage, whether species are real, whether selection operates primarily on genes, whether microevolution and macroevolution are governed by the same processes, whether memetics provide a useful way for understanding cultural evolution, whether there is a place for intelligent design in the philosophy of biology, and evolutionary developmental biology versus the neo-Darwinian paradigm.
The neo-Darwinian approach removes the quotation marks that surround them.
The Center provides funding and support for scientists and scholars whose research challenges various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory and develops the scientific theory known as intelligent design.