Evolution

Definitions of "Evolution"

A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form. noun

A result of this process; a development. noun

Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, often resulting in the development of new species. The mechanisms of evolution include natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, mutation, migration, and genetic drift. noun

The historical development of a related group of organisms; phylogeny. noun

Change in the structure, chemical composition, or dynamical properties of a celestial object or system such as a planetary system, star, or galaxy. Evolution often changes the observable or measurable characteristics of the object or system. noun

A movement that is part of a set of ordered movements. noun

The extraction of a root of a quantity. noun

In ancestral development or phylogeny, the doctrine or opinion that the specific constitution or architecture which a germ-cell is held to possess at the beginning of its development, and to which the organization of the being that is generated from it is attributed, preexisted in the germ-cells of preceding generations. In the extreme form in which it was held by the embryologists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it is the doctrine that since individual development is and always has been the unfolding of preexisting structure, each successive organism has existed, as such, from the beginning, in the germ-cells of its first ancestor, and in those of all successive ancestors, so that it is not the actual modem organism, but only its visibility or perceptibility by sense that is new. The modifications of this doctrine by more modern embryologists, who have sought to make it consistent with the progress of biological science, are too subtile and refined for concise statement. noun

In biology, the doctrine or opinion, accepted as an established truth by all recent biologists, that all living beings have come into existence, in course of nature, by uninterrupted descent, without break of continuity, from a few ancient and simple forms of life, or from one. noun

The act or process of unfolding, or the state of being unfolded; an opening out or unrolling. noun

The word "Evolution" in example sentences

This is the only possible policy of the revolutionary class, a policy arising directly from the _actual evolution_ of capitalistic militarism, in fact, dictated by the evolution. Bolshevism The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy

So we think of evolution going on in mankind, evolution chequered by involution, but on the whole _progressive evolution_. The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told

I consider the foregoing investigation as sufficient to prove the very extraordinary and important principle with respect to WATER, _that when subjected to the influence of the electric current, a quantity of it is decomposed exactly proportionate to the quantity of electricity which has passed_, notwithstanding the thousand variations in the conditions and circumstances under which it may at the time be placed; and further, that when the interference of certain secondary effects (742. &c.), together with the solution or recombination of the gas and the evolution of air, are guarded against, _the products of the decomposition may be collected with such accuracy, as to afford a very excellent and valuable measurer of the electricity concerned in their evolution_. Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

VF: Well, I think the main evolution is just that we have more knowledge and more experience -- more experience playing our instruments and more experience crafting a song. Mike Ragogna: Riot Fests & Bloody Wars : Conversations with Less Than Jake and Christopher King, Plus KT Tunstall's Video Exclusive Pt. 2

VF: Well, I think the main evolution is just that we have more knowledge and more experience -- more experience playing our instruments and more experience crafting a song. Mike Ragogna: Riot Fests & Bloody Wars : Conversations with Less Than Jake and Christopher King, Plus KT Tunstall's Video Exclusive Pt. 2

In noting Cara's point about nearly half of the American people thinking evolution is baloney, it merits mentioning that a belief in evolution's incompatibility with design is prevalent among mainstream advocates of evolution. Checkered Beliefs

VF: Well, I think the main evolution is just that we have more knowledge and more experience -- more experience playing our instruments and more experience crafting a song. Mike Ragogna: Riot Fests & Bloody Wars: Conversations with Less Than Jake and Christopher King, Plus KT Tunstall's Video Exclusive Pt. 2

And before you go off on me, asking about end results in evolution is rather self-evident. A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

First of all, I shudder every time the phrase "I believe in evolution" is uttered as if one's belief in it is somehow necessary to grant it truth. Harlan Ellison on God

But his belief in evolution is a metaphysical belief not an empirical one. About 'What Darwin Got Wrong'

Refusing to believe in evolution is a point of pride for many conservatives, who are also trying to indoctrinate young people with their same misguided views. Think Progress » Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence

Miconi concluded that the appearance and growth of complexity in evolution is the logical consequence of A Different Perspective on Irreducible Complexity

Yes, a single step in evolution is limited by the available mechanisms of genetic diversity. Behe's Test, Take 2

Your own argument that everything in evolution is a secondary effect of an intelligent designed genetic code is hardly different from the very stupid (but common in ID circles) argument that computer simulations of evolutionary processes cannot be used as arguments for atelic processes because the computer programs were designed by intelligent beings. Beckwith on ID

Your own argument that everything in evolution is a secondary effect of an intelligent designed genetic code is hardly different from the very stupid (but common in ID circles) argument that computer simulations of evolutionary processes cannot be used as arguments for atelic processes because the computer programs were designed by intelligent beings. Beckwith on ID

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