Definitions for darwiniandɑrˈwɪn i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Darwinian(adj)

    an advocate of Darwinism

  2. Darwinian(adj)

    of or relating to Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution

    "Darwinian theories"

Wiktionary

  1. Darwinian(Noun)

    An adherent of Darwin's theory of the origin of species.

  2. Darwinian(Adjective)

    Relating to the theory of evolution, as advanced by Charles Darwin.

  3. Darwinian(Adjective)

    Competitive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Darwinian(adj)

    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

  2. Darwinian(noun)

    an advocate of Darwinism

  3. Origin: [From the name of Charles Darwin, an English scientist.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of darwinian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of darwinian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert:

    Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The modern theory of evolution does not require gradual change. It in fact, the operation of Darwinian processes should yield exactly what we see in the fossil record. It is gradualism that we must reject, not Darwinism.

  4. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “Speciation does not necessarily promote evolutionary change; rather, speciation 'gathers in' and guards evolutionary change by locking and stabilization for sufficient geological time within a Darwinian individual of the appropriate scale. If a change in a local population does not gain such protection, it becomes—to borrow Dawkins's metaphor at a macroevolutionary scale—a transient duststorm in the desert of time, a passing cloud without borders, integrity, or even the capacity to act as a unit of selection, in the panorama of life's phylogeny.”

  5. Buckminster Fuller:

    We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must  justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors & people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school & think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along & told them they had to earn a living.”

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