Darwinian



(sometimes lowercase) pertaining to Charles or his doctrines.
a follower of Charles ; a person who accepts or advocates Darwinism.
Contemporary Examples

That’s right: The blind Darwinian process somehow gave rise to the world’s most gorgeous dog.
In Praise of the Mexican Hairless Dog Noah Kristula-Green February 13, 2012

In the Darwinian world of media and politics, hardly any primal force compares to Clinton Clout.
How Team Clinton Shut Down the CNN and NBC Hillary Shows Lloyd Grove October 1, 2013

The result is a Darwinian get-this-thing-out-of-me logic in which the mother merely tries to survive the unexpected birth.
France’s Twisted Baby Massacre Constantino Diaz-Duran, Eric Pape July 29, 2010

SAC is described as a Darwinian world in which individuals and groups fight for capital and survival.
The Insider-Trading Cloud Hanging Over SAC Capital’s Steven A. Cohen Daniel Gross November 26, 2012

People born into malarial regions have a fierce Darwinian pressure placed upon them—the disease affects everyone in the area.
A Malaria Vaccine That Cuts 46% of Infections Is a 100% a Big Deal Kent Sepkowitz October 8, 2013

Historical Examples

But the relation of the Darwinian theories to ethical problems is quite a different thing.
The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality Rudolf Schmid

The process here is the very reverse of the Darwinian theory.
Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright

But whatever spark of the Darwinian genius was really innate in Erasmus the Less died with him unacknowledged.
Charles Darwin Grant Allen

What has been the progressive attitude toward the Darwinian idea?
The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker

Darwinian debate in the realm of natural science was practically over.
A Writer’s Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I Mrs. Humphry Ward

adjective
of or relating to Charles Darwin or his theory of evolution by natural selection
noun
a person who accepts, supports, or uses this theory

Darwinian Dar·win·i·an (där-wĭn’ē-ən)
adj.
Relating to, following, or derived from the work or ideas of Charles Darwin.

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