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Definition of "adaptationism" [adaptationism]

  • A set of methods in the evolutionary sciences for distinguishing traits resulting from adaptation from those arising through other processes. (noun)

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Use "adaptationism" in a sentence
  • ""Pan-adaptationism" is the idea that virtually all of the characteristics of living organisms are adaptations."
  • "Search me; and search any kind of adaptationism I've heard of."
  • "I discover (why am I not surprised?) that if you really want to annoy your friends and relations, you should write a paper attacking evolutionary adaptationism."
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