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theory of evolution

The theory that all living species, including humans, have developed as a result of changes in their genetic material over time.
See: natural selection
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The role of struggle as source of progress is another aspect of the theory of evolution which the advocates of the "Islamization of science" denounce because that allegedly contradicts the religious imperative to foster cooperation.
Correctly identifying the theory of evolution with Darwin is related to belief in the theory, but 29% of those who correctly link the two still say they do not believe in evolution.
His theories - including the theory of evolution - were expounded in his work, On the Origin of Species, in 1859.
Evolution, on the contrary, is a totally different matter, because it is an ideology, it is not ordinary science; so if you are a professor of biology in a university, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, less so in Italy, France, and Germany, and if you oppose the theory of evolution on purely scientific grounds, you are rejected and even ejected from your position, your colleagues think you are insane, you do not get promotions, and so on.
Mr Layfield said yesterday Truth In Science was merely trying to get children to question Darwin's theory of evolution.
A letter signed by more than 10,000 clergy of various denominations states that "the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests.
The open letter declares: "We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests.
Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution there, and 5,000 species of plants and animals create a vast living laboratory for scientists.
The institute's Center for Science and Culture says that it "encourages schools to improve science education by teaching students more fully about the theory of evolution, as well as supporting the work of scholars who challenge various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory and scholars who are working on the scientific theory known as intelligent design.
One of the logic wedges Intelligent Designers like to jump onto with both semantic feet is the fact that Charles Darwin called his discovery "The Theory of Evolution.
Beginning with an informative and concise introduction of the life of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), Inside The Beagle With Charles Darwin presents the ship "Beagle" being outfitted for the multi-year voyage, life on board ship, Darwin's exploration of the rainforest, finding fossils, returning home after visiting New Zealand and Australia, and then how Darwin arranged what he'd found, the deductions he made from his findings, and the basic concept that became known as the theory of evolution.
A third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a well-supported scientific theory.

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