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Organic evolution   /ɔrgˈænɪk ˌɛvəlˈuʃən/   Listen
Organic evolution

(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms.  Synonyms: evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny.

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"Organic evolution" Quotes from Famous Books

... speech when they spoke of society as an organism, and compared the working of institutions to biological functions. This is indeed the question. It is a question over which Spencer sets himself lightly. He passes back and forth between organic evolution and the ethical, economic, and social movements which are described by the same term, as if we were in possession of a perfectly safe analogy, or rather as if we were assured of an identical principle. ...
— Edward Caldwell Moore - Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant • Edward Moore

... "Origin of Species" he accounts for the diversities of life on our globe by means of continuous development, without the intervention of special creative fiats at the origin of each species, and to this organic evolution he added the important principle of natural selection. He may be regarded as the great reformer of biology and the most distinguished naturalist of the age. Tyndall (b. 1810) has done more than any other writer to popularize great scientific truths. Huxley ...
— Handbook of Universal Literature - From The Best and Latest Authorities • Anne C. Lynch Botta

Words linked to "Organic evolution" :   phylogenesis, macroevolution, anthropogenesis, organic process, biological process, Scopes trial, microevolution, emergent evolution, anthropogeny, speciation, biology, biological science, anamorphosis, anamorphism

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