theory of evolution


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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
See also: theory
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Her stance on the theory of evolution is also primarily based on anthropological and not on biological concerns.
The theory of evolution seems to have permeated deep into his thought.
Even to this day, highly religious individuals claim that the theory of evolution contradicts the story of creation as outlined in the book of Genesis in the Bible.
Darwin - who outlined the Theory of Evolution in On the Origin of Species in 1859 - was born in Shrewsbury in 1809.
With "critical analysis," creationists evidently hope to sow enough doubts in people's minds to convince them that the theory of evolution should be treated with more skepticism than it currently is.
A Seattle-based group that advocates teaching the weaknesses of the theory of evolution launched an ad campaign defending the state's newly adopted science education standards just weeks before the state primary.
THE Darwinian theory of evolution has been described as "a fairy-tale for adults".
Author David Stove is a philosopher who maintains that Darwin's theory of evolution is a 'slander on human beings': despite his beliefs, he's not a creationist nor an advocate of the intelligent design theory, but a theological skeptic--so he operates outside of most scientific and philosophical circles based in either.
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.
LOUIS--Speakers at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science asked clergy for help in supporting the theory of evolution.
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."

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