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Darwinian
Darwinian Dar*win"i*an, a. [From the name of Charles Darwin, an English scientist.] Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements. Note: This theory was put forth by Darwin in 1859 in a work entitled ``The Origin of species by Means of Natural Selection.' The author argues that, in the struggle for existence, those plants and creatures best fitted to the requirements of the situation in which they are placed are the ones that will live; in other words, that Nature selects those which are to survive. This is the theory of natural selection or the survival of the fittest. He also argues that natural selection is capable of modifying and producing organisms fit for their circumstances. See Development theory, under Development.
Darwinian
Darwinian Dar*win"i*an, n. An advocate of Darwinism.

Meaning of Darwinian from wikipedia

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- Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution is a 1959 biography of Charles Darwin by the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb. The book has been praised for its historical...
- Alternatives to evolution by natural selection, also described as non-Darwinian mechanisms of evolution, have been proposed by scholars investigating...
- (also known as generalized Darwinism, universal selection theory, or Darwinian metaphysics) refers to a variety of approaches that extend the theory...
- Darwinian Fairytales is a 1995 book by the philosopher David Stove,[dead link] in which the author criticizes application of the theory of evolution as...
- Darwinian Happiness: Evolution As a Guide for Living and Understanding Human Behavior, ISBN 0-87850-159-2, is a 2002 book by the Norwegian biologist Bjørn...
- performances. Sportswriter Wright Thompson described him as "a killer, in the Darwinian sense of the word, immediately sensing and attacking someone's weakest...
- A Darwinian Demon is a hypothetical organism that would result if there were no biological constraints on evolution. Such an organism would maximize all...
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