Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A theory of biological evolution, especially that formulated by Charles Darwin.
  • noun Advocacy of or belief in biological evolution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The metaphysical or the biological doctrine of evolution or development.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The theory of, or belief in, evolution. See evolution, 6 and 7.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable Any of several theories that explain the evolution of systems or organisms.
  • noun uncountable The advocacy of Darwinian evolution by natural selection (Darwinism).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals

Etymologies

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evolution +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Darwin's evolutionism is only part of a radical scientific vision stretching from the first cosmic explosion to the most refined aspects of human taste and feeling.

    Introduction

  • BTW, I was the one arguing for the mentioning of Intelligent design in school as well as the one who states evolutionism is also a religion.

    Sex and drugs and Hollywood

  • B) Anti-evolutionism is making great inroads in the hotbed of religious fundamentalism that is Canada.

    Canadian council member speaks up

  • My problem with the cardinal’s statements is that he is taking this idea of materialism and laying it squarely on Darwin’s shoulders, essentially saying that evolution and materialism are equivalent: “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony”

    Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row - The Panda's Thumb

  • “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.”

    Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row - The Panda's Thumb

  • “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.”

    Galileo’s Revenge

  • My problem with the cardinal’s statements is that he is taking this idea of materialism and laying it squarely on Darwin’s shoulders, essentially saying that evolution and materialism are equivalent: “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony”

    Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row - The Panda's Thumb

  • “What I call evolutionism is an ideological view that says evolution can explain everything in the whole development of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.”

    Vienna cardinal draws lines in Intelligent Design row - The Panda's Thumb

  • And Dembski 1998b, p 20 rejects theistic evolutionism, which is the thesis that God used the evolutionary process to produce organisms and their adaptive features.

    Sobering thoughts on ID - The Panda's Thumb

  • Philosophically speaking, in terms of how people so quickly and easily jump from evolution to evolutionism, that is, from a scientific/historic theory of development to a purely materialist view of reality, then it's not new under the sun.

    joelgillespie.blogspot.com

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