Definitions for "Darwinism"
Keywords:  charles, evolution, theory, neo, traits
The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above.
A theory of evolution, proposed by Charles Darwin, that combined variation of inheritable traits with natural selection.
This term is often used to describe the natural selection of genes that optimises the fitness of a species in a particular environment. Darwin was also aware, however, that the environment to which individuals are exposed during development produces variation within one generation. "When a variation is of the slightest use to a being", he wrote, "we cannot tell how much of it to attribute to the accumulative action of natural selection, and how much to the conditions of life".
Keywords:  software, see
See Software Darwinism.