belief in evolution by chance variation

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • fortuitism — noun The doctrine that chance is involved in natural events rather than absolute determinism …   Wiktionary

  • fortuitism — for·tu·i·tism …   English syllables

  • fortuitism — /fɔˈtjuətɪzəm/ (say faw tyoohuhtizuhm) noun the doctrine or belief that adaptations in nature come about by chance, and not by design. –fortuitist, noun, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • fortuitism — fȯ(r)ˈtüəˌtizəm, fə(r) , ).ˈtyü noun ( s) Etymology: fortuitous + ism : the doctrine or belief that evolutionary adaptations and progress are chance results rather than determined consequences of natural law or the outcome of teleology compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philosophical Isms — Here are 234 different isms, each representing a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system. In selecting terms for the list, I have deliberately avoided any word which apply ism to a personal name, so that Marxism doesn t… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fortuitous —   a. by or due to chance.    ♦ fortuitism, n. theory that evolutionary adaptations are due to chance.    ♦ fortuitist, n.    ♦ fortuity, n. chance occurrence …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • fortuitist — üəd.ə̇st, üətə̇ noun ( s) Etymology: fortuitous + ist : a believer in fortuitism * * * fortūˈitist noun • • • Main Entry: ↑fortuitous …   Useful english dictionary

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