evolutionism

[ ev-uh-loo-shuh-nist or, esp. British, ee-vuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF evolutionism
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That is to say that neo-Lamarckism is no more able than any other form of evolutionism to solve the problem.

Thanks to M. Quinton, evolutionism should rather be termed revolutionism.

As a matter of taste, Lyell did not relish the application of evolutionism to his own species.

Long ago, in the infantile days of evolutionism, I often wondered why people made collections on such an irrational plan.

And evolutionism is gradually though slowly filtering downward.

The Nestor of evolutionism, he had lived among two successive generations of thinkers, and over the third he ruled as king.

Such hazy and indistinct thinkers as these are still really at the prior stage of Lamarckian evolutionism.

In this way the end of evolutionism would be reduced to the end of utilitarianism.

Darwin's Origin of Species appeared in 1859, and marked another step in Spencer's evolutionism.

Always again the contradiction presents itself, socialism and anarchism; or, as deeply understood, evolutionism and revolutionism.

WORD ORIGIN

1859, from evolution + -ist. Related: Evolutionism.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EVOLUTIONISM

natural selection

nounevolutionary theory
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