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a progression from a simple form to a more complex one

a calculated change in position

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a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

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In his books, The Eclipse of Darwinism (1983) and The Non-Darwinian Revolution (1988), both published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Bowler describes how Darwin's theory of evolution was accepted by many thinkers of his time, particularly theologians.
But beyond that, I am of the opinion that it is time to begin a campaign that must get Darwin's theory out of the African curriculum.
Stewart-Williams holds that Darwinian science supports a view of a godless universe devoid of ultimate purpose or moral structure, examining the implications of Darwin's theory for theistic belief.
of Missouri) is a defense and extension of Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection to the explanation of human sexual differences across a variety of domains.
Darwin's theory only won over 39 percent of those polled by Gallup.
Darwin's theory of evolution--a word he barely mentioned and never took credit for originating-was quickly embraced by biologists, but he was denounced by religious authorities for challenging the biblical idea of divine creation.
Schools will be legally required to teach Darwin's theory about the origins of species in science lessons from 2011, under a new primary curriculum.
A number of scientists, however, are not yet willing to declare that this discovery is the missing link that proves Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
It is a clear account of the development of Darwin's theory of natural selection and its role in evolution.
Darwin's theory of Natural Selection is accepted by the Catholic church in preference to intelligent design.
There's also several excellent and accessible essays inside, explaining why Darwin's theory was influential in so many areas..
Other transitional species have been found, including the 'Turkana Boy', a 1.6 million-year-old fossil child found in 1984 in Kenya, who is 'a true intermediate between modern humans and other primates.' This evidence, together with that provided by genetics and more recently DNA, seems to me to prove the truth of Darwin's theory most convincingly.
The Lunar Society's 2009 Sixth Annual Lecture, After Darwin's Watch, takes place at Think Tank at Millennium Point and will look at the development of Darwin's theory, as well as major discoveries since then and the latest ideas that are changing how today's scientists think about evolution.
Darwin's theory is also in keeping with scientific standards in that it has made predictions and is falsifiable.
This is a contentious position because several scholars (this reviewer included) have long argued that Haeckel appropriated only selected aspects of Darwin's theory, building them into a worldview which retained a strong element of cosmic teleology--for Haeckel, evolution still had a purpose, and the human race, especially Europeans, were a key step in the achievement of its goal.