Darwinism

(redirected from Darwinistic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to Darwinism

a theory of organic evolution claiming that new species arise and are perpetuated by natural selection

References in periodicals archive ?
In some ways as reflective of Muhammad Ali's career as it is of Johnson's, this film's foregrounding of racial (racist) antagonism combined with its production during a period of struggle for civil rights and its marketing to both black and white audiences suggests the sustained attitude of Darwinistic racial determinism coterminous with the sport of boxing.
Then came two years of injuries and inconsistency, and in the Darwinistic culture of baseball, Washburn grappled with the same proposition dozens of mere mortals face: Adjust or get out.
But his Darwinistic comments, made at the Soccerex International Football Business Forum in Dubai, are bound to provoke an angry response from those who believe the health of the game is reliant on its grassroots.
A return to these conditions, he says, could lead to "a Darwinistic survival-of-the-fittest atmosphere.
Tangentially, the act of design produces its own form of Darwinistic evolution.
Second, all of them had lived in close contact, some for many years, with human beings whose daily existence was imperiled by the social Darwinistic effects of the Industrial Revolution.
What results is a Darwinistic effect where a venture capitalist gambles small amounts on many ventures up front, and then winnows out the losers until only the winners are left.
This Darwinistic selection starts in the subway, where "the struggle for the anorexic streamlining of the species" (my translation) is waged on a daily basis.
This exchange--of freedom for imprisonment, of starvation for nurturance--speaks to the nature of society from a perspective that sees culture as operating on a Darwinistic model of survival.
These attitudes are undoubtedly rooted in an elitist, Darwinistic perspective that regards expressive forms sanctioned by middle and upper socioeconomic classes as superior, and those associated with lower socioeconomic classes inferior.