microevolution love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Evolution resulting from a succession of relatively small genetic variations that often cause the formation of new subspecies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. small-scale changes in the history of life, such as changes in allele frequencies in a population (over a few generations); also known as change at or below the species level.

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

  • n. evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies

Etymologies

micro- +‎ evolution (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ID proponents did not invent the term microevolution, my friends.

    OK, Egnor, it's time to put up or shut up. - The Panda's Thumb

  • The so-called proofs of evolution all refer to microevolution, that is to say, variation within an existing group of plants or animals.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Digressing, I am not aware of * any* ID folks who disbelieve in microevolution, such as that which produced dogs.

    A Useless Critic

  • The terms microevolution and macroevolution are so frequently used in the context of creationism, Intelligent Design, and evolution, so I thought it might be a good idea to move the topic to a new thread.

    The Panda's Thumb: July 2007 Archives

  • I thought that most ID adherents would accept the idea of microevolution, which is what this sort of optimization problem is similar to.

    Genetic Algorithms for Uncommonly Dense Software Engineers - The Panda's Thumb

  • So when we hear the term “fact of evolution,” it is important to recognize that this refers to microevolution only.

    The Source

  • If one believes that dogs came from a single ancestor, then one believes in microevolution.

    A Useless Critic

  • There is a mountain of evidence for such small changes, called microevolution -- the evolution of drug resistance, for instance, is just one of many documented examples.

    Evolution News & Views

  • 1 You believe in so-called "microevolution" - adaptive variations within a species.

    CNN.com

  • (which is known as microevolution), while the evolution of new species (known as macroevolution) is not.

    Making a Monkey out of Pat Buchanan

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.