from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A turn or twist about a center; a spiral.
- n. Zoology One of the whorls of a spiral gastropod shell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A turning (rolling or revolving) motion
- n. A single turn of a coil
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spiral turn or wreath.
- n. A whorl of a spiral shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rolling or winding; a twist; especially, a spiral turn; a convolution.
- n. In conchology: A whorl; one turn of a spiral shell.
- n. A set of whorls; the spire of a shell; the spiral turning or twisting of a shell. See cuts under spire, n., and univalve.
- n. In anatomy, a convolution or gyration; a gyrus: as, the volutions of the brain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rolling or revolving motion
FAITH POPCORN, FUTURIST: Well, we see a future really dominated by a couple of trends, one is e-volution, which is a lot of women running their own businesses, a lot on the Internet, a lot at home; and another called Future-tense (ph), which says we are very, very nervous about the new biotechnology and technology existing today, and how it is going to effect our future.
Setting: A community town hall meeting for the citizens of EAST PARK, a neighbor of SOUTH PARK, to discuss Comedy Central's recent censorship of a harmless cartoon portraying Prophet Mohammed due to veiled threats against the cartoon's creators by two loners named De-volution Islam.
Just two nutjobs, called DEVOS, who posted something on their website, De-volution Islam.
The two members of De-volution Islam, a couple of white men wearing long, fake beards and traditional Middle Eastern clothing, bum rush the stage.
No one has done either as yet and until they do I will persist in my conclusion that creative volution is finished, a conclusion I share with both Robert Broom, an anti-Darwinian and Julian Huxley the Darwinian who coined the term the "Modern Synthesis."
There is no theory of volution, just a list of creatures Chck Norris allows to live.
During the past five thousand years of (apparently) accelerating volution, mankind was spread over the face of the earth and thus faced a variety of divergent environments.
The human system that was not adversely affected by this volution, e - or re - as you like, was the previous default setting for human social management, Feudalism.
The policy, which has been supported by the groups Integrity in Academics and Quality Science Education for All, states that "[e] volution … should be taught as theory, as opposed to unalterable fact", and encourages to "[d] iscussions that question the theory … as long as they do not stray from the current criteria of scientific fact, hypothesis and theory."
A great many people, including creationists, accept the reality of evolution, when it is restricted to “micro”evolution - evolution within a “kind” sometimes called a “baramin”, such as within “mankind” - or when it is “de”volution - “downward” evolution.