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The act of unfolding or unrolling; hence, any process of growth or development; as, the evolution of a flower from a bud, or an animal from the egg.
A series of things unrolled or unfolded.
A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development.
That theory of generation which supposes the germ to preëxist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; -- opposed to epigenesis.
That series of changes under natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function. The process is by some limited to organic beings; by others it is applied to the inorganic and the psychical. It is also applied to explain the existence and growth of institutions, manners, language, civilization, and every product of human activity. The agencies and laws of the process are variously explained by different philosophrs.
The process by which a species' structural and behavioural characteristics change over many generations, sometimes in response to changes in environmental conditions. "New" species develop in this way. For example, scientists think that whales gradually evolved from land animals.
The life of the software after its initial development cycle; any subsequent cycle, during which the product evolves. [D04726] RUP
The gradual and continuous process by which the first and most primitive of living organisms have developed into the plants and animals of today.
The way in which living things change and develop over millions of years.
Any of several theories, such as natural selection and genetic drift, related to the change from one species or group of animals to another over time. In the context of this site it refers to the class Aves and its ancestral roots in the reptiles and their transitionals, e.g., Archaeopteryx.
The process of the refinement of consciousness into higher forms, via biological, and non-biological means. The purpose of life and humanity.
Process by which a species develops into new and different groups in response to environmental selection favouring the reproductive success of certain individuals The fossil record reveals evolutionary history over long periods of time and shows the modification of species as they have adapted to suit different environments
A process of growth, or development. Evolution can refer to individual species-i.e., a flower evolves from a bud-or larger, historical processes (i.e., scientists believe that human beings evolved from primates.)
A gradual change in the characteristics of a population of animals or plants over successive generations, either by environmental influence or genetic mutation. Evolution not only refers to 'better' adaptations, but rather responses only to ambient conditions. Organisms which survive long enough to produce offspring permit the passage of their traits and genes; only those traits which are ultimately deleterious to the organism will not be available for natural selection. The most fecund individuals are therefore not necessarily the most fit.
The gradual development of different species over long periods of time by slow introduction of genetic changes in existing species.
The theory that animals and plants develop over generations through a process of gradual and continuous change.
Change over time. The evolution of living things is the set of changes in the characteristics of a species or population over generations.
occurs constantly as habitats continuously change and plants and animals adapt with their habitat. This may occur instantly or slowly over many generations or even millions of years. This adaption is known as ‘evolution’. An Exoskeleton is an insect’s hard outer covering which acts as their ‘skeleton’ and protects them from damage and drying out. Insects don’t have skeletons inside their bodies as we do.
The vocabulary of biological evolution and its relationship with bioinformatics. · 208 terms
the progressive increase in the adaptation of organisms to their environment as a result of successive change in the kinds and frequencies of genes that occur in populations.
The gradual development of complex organisms from simpler ones, assumed to be brought about by natural selection (the survival of the fittest) over very long periods of time.
changes that occur within populations and organisms that make individuals able to adapt to their external environment.
Term meaning to change, or evolve
a change in the genetic structure of a population over time.
Modern form of the myth of progress, in which things somehow keep growing and improving without death.
1.) Physiological, morphological and/or genetic changes that take place in animal and plant species, over millions of years. 2.)All mammals and other living organisms change through time. Evolution specifically refers to change in organisms that is genetic; that is, frequencies of specific genes in the organism's genetic makeup change. This results in changes in genetic characteristics.
a very slow process of change in living things that leads to a change in the characteristics of a species. This process may create a new species. Natural selection prompts these changes.
A process in which a population of self-replicating entities undergoes variation, with successful variants spreading and becoming the basis for further variation.
In Darwinian terms a gradual change in phenotypic frequencies in a population that results in individuals with improved reproductive success.
any change in the overall genetic composition of a population of organisms from one generation to the next.
A stocastic process driven by mutations and directed by natural selection which causes a population to adapt to their environment.
Is a process by which species come to possess genetic adaptations to their environment. Its mechanism is natural selection. It also requires genetic mutations.
The theory that animals and plants change over time as conditions in their environments change.
Any gradual change. Organic evolution is any genetic change in organisms from generation to generation. Ex situ conservation A conservation method that entails the removal of germplasm resources (seed, pollen, sperm, individual organisms, from their original habitat or natural environment. Keeping components of biodiversity alive outside of their original habitat or natural environment.
Any gradual change. Organic evolution, often referred to as evolution, is any genetic and resulting phenotypic change in organisms from generation to generation.
a process of change in a particular direction
Has a range of definitions, determined by the context. These definitions include: Slow change, as opposed to fast change (evolutionary change vs. revolutionary change). Any kind of change. Changes in genes in the biological world. Belief that all life comes from a common ancestor over hundreds of millions of years of change without intelligent design. (See Darwinian fundamentalism.)#1 and #2 are uncontroversial. #3 is an observable fact of science. #4 is a belief foundational to many religions; it is not observable science.
(biology) modification in successive generations of organisms
the process by which small but cumulative changes in a species can, over time, lead to its transformation; may be divided into two categories: physical evolution (adaptive changes in biological makeup) and cultural evolution (adaptive changes in thought and behavior).
The process by which organisms become better adapted to their environment by the gradual accumulation of many changes caused by genetic mutation. Although it had been discussed before, it was Charles Darwin that proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859 that had become widely accepted since then.
The theory that all species now on Earth descended from ancestral species through a process of gradual change brought about by natural selection.
The progressive march toward a higher life. The natural unfolding development of latent potential within all life, guided by an inherent design. The process of liberation of spirit from the restriction of form. For humanity, the process of awakening to the plan and purpose of God, expanding in consciousness, and attaining, stage by stage, an ever more inclusive awareness.
Natural selection, the survival of the fittest, is the driving force behind evolution and is measured by a species viability and fecundity. Governed by Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection: 1. The distinguishing features (characters) of an organism may affect it fitness. 2. The design of an species (its morphology) differs within a population and may improve its fitness. 3. An organism may be susceptible to a lack of vital resources, predation and disease reducing its fitness. 4. The characters that improve fitness must be inherited. Individuals that inherit these characters will survive at the expense of those who do not. 5. Mutation is essential for evolution: the inheritance of non-standard genes that improve fitness. Note: Fitness is the ability to survive and reproduce, not necessarily a measure of physical fitness.
the cause of immorality, a " theory in crisis"
The process of cumulative change occurring over successive generations.
a gradual process of change
linear, branching, or converging change or succession or series from an original (usually although not always simpler) state or ancestor or group to another (usually although not always more complex) state or descendents or group. Evolution may occur anywhere along the holarchy or universal-individual axis, using many or few elements of the holarchy. So there can be individual evolution, collective evolution, cosmic evolution, and so on. Evolution may be physical, psychic, spiritual, or of any pother nature. In fact evolution is a fundamental law or principle of the Cosmos. Evolution is only possible in an open system; in other words, either or both X / Work Component and Y / Controller (see Co-action Compass) must include at some elements outside the individual being. These elements may pertain to any axis or parameter of reality, and/or to the Absolute which is beyond all such dualities.
(ev·o·LU·tion). The process of change in the genetic make-up within species over time.
change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.
The change in organisms over generations that gradually results in changes in populations and species.
The process by which organisms become better adapted to their environments over many generations. Selective pressure makes individuals with certain traits more likely to live longer and produce more offspring, thus shaping species over time. Evolution provides a conceptual framework for biologists, who assume that structures or behaviors must have come about because they conferred some advantage to the organism. ( see also)
The general theory that existing living things have their origins in pre-existing types and that modifications have occurred over time.
Processes by which living things on earth have diversified and changed. It involves changes in gene frequency within populations over time, which ultimately results in behavioral and phenotypic changes; Related Terms: Phylogeny
Theory that links all life on earth and it's development from it's earliest existence to the present.
The process by which a living organism changes over a period of time into something different.
A scientific theory that states that the genotype of a species changes over time in response to its environment. Sometimes this can lead to the formation of new species. This change occurs because offspring of one organism will vary from sibling to sibling in their traits. Those with traits more suited to the environment will live longer and have more offspring, thus passing those traits on to the next generation in more abundance than those of their less successful siblings. Over time these small changes add up. This "filtering" process is called "natural selection". In addition to natural selection, some mutations (very few) are helpful and can change a lineage as well.
Change over time in the morphology and physiology of species of organisms; or of any object, such as stars; or of ideas; etc.
A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex form. Evolution encompasses the changes experienced by a particular species over thousands and millions of generations as it reproduces varying offspring, more of which are better suited to survive in their environment than the generation before.
The gradual change in organisms that occurs over hundreds of thousands or millions of year.
Change through Chance and Selection. Human evolution results in intuition and common sense.
level: Introductory (1) [ order by level] Technically, the natural process by which life changes and diversifies. The hallmark of an evolutionary process is that it causes changes in the frequencies of the genes in a population of living organisms.
The process of change in the features of organisms from generation to generation.
(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
a progression of sequential changes toward the perfection of a predetermined model or design
the process of changing and adapting to an environment over time.
The process of changing over time, on many scales, by which novel lifeforms come to exist and to diverge from previously-existing lifeforms. A more in-depth exploration of this vast biological subject can be found in the Evolution Wing of the UCMP's Online Exhibit Halls.
This is in its bare form the thesis that species transform. Some historical varieties involve an assumption of inevitable progress. Others suppose that there is a strong analogy between the development of an organism through its life-cycle and the changes in a species. All sorts of metaphors have been used to describe evolution, including mechanical/physical metaphors of "inertia", and "evolutionary force", organismic metaphors of "racial senescence", "species vitality" and so forth. These have no relation to scientific evolutionary theory, and have been abandoned. Darwinism is a theory of outcomes, and does not insist on progress. Species are seen as lineages that do whatever they do, and are not subject to "racial decay" or "devolution" or "drives to perfection". Initially the term "evolution", which is a Latin term meaning to unscroll or unfold and is used of reading a scroll, was applied to the ontogenetic stage of the life cycle of a form of organism. Since early views of evolution used an analogy with ontogeny, the term was passed over to cover phylogenetic change as well, and then became used exclusively for it.
A process of change in a certain direction. syn. release, growth, progress. e.g. "Co2 evolution is a common foaming method among endothermic foaming agents."
Evolution is the process by which living things develop from their previous form. The evolution of life on Earth begins with the presence of single-cell organisms in the oceans. It then charts their development over millions of years into amphibians, land mammals, apes and ultimately humans â€“ the highest form of evolved life on the planet.
This is a universal idea, generalised as 'general selection theory' to be the process of 'variation, selection, retention' underlying all systemic improvement over time (including 'trial and error' learning). The term is often specifically applied however to genetic evolution where some changes, by being more efficient in functional ways, are preferred by natural selection.
the process of evolving
a cumulative change in the inherited characteristics of a group of organisms, which occurs in the course of successive generations related by descent. Evolution is a process resulting from natural selection and has no predetermined endpoint.
The doctrine that all forms of life originated by descent, with gradual or abrupt modifications, from preexisting forms which themselves trace backward in a continuing series to the most rudimentary organisms
The process that results in changes in a population of living things that can be inherited by the following generations. When a population of organisms changes, it is said to evolve.
Changing gene frequencies in a population over time. 8
The process of change over time by which a living thing changes from one distinct life form into another similar but different life form. See coevolution.
Historical development of lifeforms; biological evolution relates to changes that occur at the genetic level over time.
changes in the genes and traits of living things over time
the theories concerning the processes of biological and organic change in organisms such that descendants differ from their ancestors; over time, species may change in structure and function
The gradual change of the genetic make up within a population over a number of generations.
The long term process of change in organisms.
Literally, a process of unrolling or opening out. In biology, originally applied to the development of individual plants and animals, which according to the doctrine of preformation depended on the unrolling or unfolding of pre-existing parts. Only in the 1830s was this word first applied to the historical transmutation of organisms; by the 1860s and 1870s it had come to refer to a general process of transmutation, which was generally assumed to be directional or progressive. Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection enabled this process to be thought of as blind and purposeless, and this interpretation is central to neo-Darwinism (q.v.), the dominant orthodoxy in modern biology. A variety of other evolutionary philosophies postulate an inherently creative principle in matter or in life; and some see in the evolutionary process the manifestation of a directional or purposive principle. According to modern cosmology, the entire universe is an evolutionary system.
The process by which all existing organisms have developed from earlier forms through modification of characteristics in successive generations.
The process of natural consecutive modification in the inherited makeup of living things; the process. by which mod-ern plants and animals have arisen from forms that lived in the past. See also Mutation.
The theory regarding the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
A theory that explains how random changes in genetic material and competition for scarce resources cause species to change gradually.
The change in the genetic make-up of a population of organisms over time.This process of change is driven by natural selection.
Genetic changes in a population that occur over many generations.
The development of a species, from its original or primitive ancestor to its present, specialized state.
1) The change in life over time by adaptation, variation, over-reproduction, and differential survival/reproduction, a process referred to by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace as natural selection. 2) Descent with modification.
n. The process whereby new species arise typically as a result of gradual changes that occur in populations or organisms over a long period of time.
The change in the state of the system ( Assignment s to Variable s) as a function of time.
The way that different species adapt to changing environments, and eventually change into new species, over a long time.
A theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations.
The slow process of change by which organisms have acquired their distinguishing characteristics.
That process of change which is assured given a reproductive POPULATION in which there are (1) varieties of INDIVIDUAL with some varieties being (2) heritable, of which some varieties (3) differ in FITNESS (reproductive success). (See the talk.origins FAQ for discussion on this (See Q10.7).) "Don't assume that all people who accept EVOLUTION are atheists" --- Talk.origins FAQ
What you are as a part of infinity; after each existence you return to the spirit world for solidification and renewal; stepping above the physical plane. Each of your reincarnations (usually there are six) is designed to advance your evolution. Other elements, of earth, of air, of water and fire are also evolving.
genetic changes within a genealogical lineage producing speciation
a theory that the great array of species has their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations
Evolution is change through time. Biological evolution means change that has accompanied descent from a common ancestor.
An explanation of the way present-day and past organisms have been produced. Current evolutionary theory explains this process on the basis of mutations being the starting point for Natural Selection to choose the best varients in a population. Over time, the mutations which are passed on to succeeding generations, accumulate so that speciation occurs. This is the evolution of new species.
the process of change in the traits of organisms or populations over time. Evolution, through the process of natural selection, can lead to the formation of new species.
Theory developed by Charles Darwin that all species of plants and animals developed from primitive biological forms by hereditary transmission of slight variations in successive generations, mutations, and natural selection.
A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.
1. A religion and pseudoscience, practiced exclusively by atheists, false Christians, and other evil people. 2. A ridiculous idea that a rock turned into an amoeba which turned into a fish, which jumped up on the beach, sprouted legs, turned into a frog which turned into a monkey which turned into a prince. 3. Small adaptations in living things which can not go beyond the boundaries of created kinds.
A sinister plot intended to destroy the moral fabric of our country, thinly disguised as a scientific theory. A flawed theory, (ONLY a theory), concocted by stupid scientists, who are otherwise smart enough to land on the moon, invent computers, etc.
The continuous appearance of novelties, usually marked by an increase of complexity, within genealogical lines. In neo-Darwinian theory the progeny will give rise to a set of individuals differing in genotypes. Confronted with the environment in the process of natural selection, the only genotypes that will contribute to the next generation are those which build (in the given environment) the fittest phenotypes.
See biological evolution.
the idea, applied by thinkers in many fields, that stresses gradual change and continuous adjustment. (p. 815)
any process of change over time. Evolution is a change in the traits of living organisms over generations, including the emergence of new species. Since the development of modern genetics in the 1940s, evolution has been defined more specifically as a change in the frequency of alleles in a population from one generation to the next. Evolution is change in the heritable traits of a population over many generations.
Changes built up over time which eventually create new and different living things.
Change from simple to complex. That system of study authored by Charles Darwin that seeks to explain the development of life.
The long-term process through which a population of organisms accumulates genetic changes that enable its members to successfully adapt to environmental conditions and to better exploit food resources
1. A model of social change which i. specifies a sequence of stages through which society passes, ii. specifies a mechanism which drives society from one stage to the next, and iii. which can explain the entire history of the system by the adaptive character of changes. (Giddens) 2. Changes in the diversity and adaptation of populations. (Mayr)
The change in a population's gene pool over time. The Theory of Natural Selection is a statement of a mechanism by which these changes may occur.
Progress by gradual accumulation of small changes. Typical mode for Apache projects. Compare revolution.
The scientific theory that organisms change into new organisms as a result of cumulative adaptation
Defined by Darwin as "descent with modification."
is a process of gradual change.
The gradual process by which living organisms have developed since the start of time.
It is the ascendant cycle measured in terms of the improvement of species.
A change in the gene pool of a population over time.
Darwin's definition: descent with modification. The term has been variously used and abused since Darwin to include everything from the origin of man to the origin of life.
Scientific theory describing and explaining how life on Earth has changed over time (p.182-222).
The process of gradual change over long periods of time.
Change in living things over very long periods of time, and the development of new species from older species.
The process by which plant and animal species change in response to changes in their environments.
A series of changes, some gradual and some sporadic, that accounts for the present form and function* of objects.
The process given to describe the development of living creatures and plants over time. Evolution requires that life must adapt to its surroundings in order to survive and grow.
The change over time of the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically in one or more traits. These changes are brought about by the origin and subsequent alteration of the frequencies of alleles or genotypes from generation to generation within populations.
The process of development or change over time. In the advanced design context, it is the progression of increasing complexity. Synergistic things are created by transcending and including the antecedent, yet it remains whole.
An explanation of the way persent day organisms have been produced by way of gradual changes over time
Any genetically based phenotypic change in a population of organisms over successive generations. Evolution can also be thought of as the process by which species of living things can undergo modification over successive generations, with such modification sometimes resulting in the formation of new species. Evolution is of central importance in biology because every living thing has been shaped by evolution.
The series of changes over time, some gradual and some sporadic, that account for the present form and function of objects organisms, and natural and designed systems. The term may refer to biological changes, geological changes, and/or technological changes. In the context of biological changes, "evolution" refers to the theory explaining the history and present characteristics of life on Earth in terms of natural processes including natural selection.
The process by which all forms of plant and animal life change slowly over time because of slight variations in the genes that one generation passes down to the next.
Evolution is a process in which the gene pool of a population gradually (over millions of years) changes in response to environmental pressures, natural selection, and genetic mutations. All forms of life came into being by this process.
A process operating on populations that involves variation among individuals, traits being inheritable, and a level of fitness for individuals that is a function of the possessed traits.
The theory that groups of organisms change with passage of time, mainly as a result of natural selection.
In biology, evolution is the change from generation to generation in how common various inherited characteristics are within a population, and the long-term consequences of this. The competing variants, known as alleles, of the genes that encode these characteristics are not necessarily equally advantageous for the organism that has them, and organisms with more of the advantageous alleles are more likely to survive and reproduce, passing those alleles to the next generation. Since several possibilities may be equally advantageous, but mutually exclusive, two populations can diverge, following these seperate paths, and causing new species to evolve from prior ones.
Evolution is a science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter. It follows 565 million years of human evolution, from shrewlike mammals 65 million years in the past to the ultimate fate of humanity (and its descendants, both biological and non-biological) 500 million years in the future.
Evolution is a 2001 documentary series by the American broadcaster PBS and WGBH on evolutionary biology.