Darwinian theory

Dar.win.i.an theo.ry
[da:w'iniən θiəri] n teoria da evolução de Darwin.

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  • Darwinian literary studies — (aka Literary Darwinism) is a branch of literary criticism that studies literature in the context of evolution by means of natural selection, including gene culture coevolution. It represents an emerging trend of neo Darwinian thought in… …   Wikipedia

  • Darwinian Fairytales — is a book by David Stove which criticizes application of the theory of evolution as an explanation for sociobiological behavior such as altruism. Martin Gardner wrote: Whatever your opinion of ‘Intelligent Design,’ you’ll find Stove’s criticism… …   Wikipedia

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