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Evolution

Darwinian

adjective

relating to Darwinism

Darwinism

noun

a theory of evolution

evolution

noun

the scientific theory according to which types of plant and animal change gradually over long periods of time through a process known as natural selection to become more suitable for their environment

evolutionary

adjective

connected with the scientific theory of evolution

evolutionist

noun

someone who believes in and supports the scientific theory of evolution

evolutionist

adjective

connected with the scientific theory of evolution

evolve

verb

when a type of plant or animal evolves, its physical form changes over a long period of time

evolve

verb

to gradually develop particular physical features

ID

abbreviation

intelligent design

intelligent design

noun

the theory that the universe was created by an intelligent force or being. It is opposed to the theory of evolution.

natural selection

noun

the process by which the living things that are best able to grow and reproduce in their natural environment are the ones that usually pass these qualities through their genes to the new living things that they produce

evolutionism

noun

survival of the fittest

the idea that your survival depends on competing successfully within your environment with other creatures of your own type

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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