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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
the theory of evolution/relativity etc
▪ According to the theory of relativity, nothing can travel faster than light.
▪ So technology that builds the boats leads directly to biological adaptation and evolution.
▪ In terms of biological evolution, complex adaptive systems seek patterns and learn from their interactions with the environment.
▪ The forces which drive technological development have a close parallel in biological evolution.
▪ Inpart Marx say this task as paralleling what had been done by Darwin for biological evolution.
▪ The parallel between biological and cultural evolution breaks down at the point of transmission.
▪ Neither biological nor cultural evolution is any guarantee that we are inevitably moving towards a better world.
▪ Human cultures can change rapidly because cultural innovation is infinitely faster than biological evolution.
▪ Evolving software mimics biological evolution with collections of programs competing with each other to see which performs the task best.
▪ There are other examples of cultural evolution in birds and monkeys, but these are just interesting oddities.
▪ If we do not view patriarchy as a necessary and inevitable step in human cultural evolution, how did it come about?
▪ It is our own species that really shows what cultural evolution can do.
▪ Another problem, related in that reality is ignored, concerns the appropriate use of sources for understanding cultural evolution.
▪ The parallel between biological and cultural evolution breaks down at the point of transmission.
▪ Therefore individuals need to possess personalities conformable to the ambient level of cultural evolution.
▪ Neither biological nor cultural evolution is any guarantee that we are inevitably moving towards a better world.
▪ The third advance has been the construction of formal models for cultural evolution.
▪ Conversely, opposition to Darwinian evolution, even among scientists, came from the socially conservative.
▪ Another popular misconception of Darwinian evolution is that its products must be genetically determined because their inheritance depends on genes.
▪ Not surprising, you might think, in animals designed by Darwinian evolution to find associations in the real world.
▪ Even though Darwinian evolution is represented as a competitive process, the outcome has often been that animals ended up working with each other.
▪ He proposed that, therefore, Darwinian evolution is primarily about changes in the genes.
▪ When these combine they open up a new range of possibilities on which Darwinian evolution can act.
▪ The discovery of Eoraptor has opened a window into the early evolution of theropods.
▪ There is no reason why general trends in evolution shouldn't be reversed.
▪ In the most general terms, evolution is a tight web and ecology a loose one.
▪ Very broadly, however, its general evolution is unmistakable.
▪ Such continuous variables foster continuous and gradual evolution.
▪ Brown believes the Greys are attempting to speed human evolution and enhance our spirituality by creating humans with some Grey genes.
▪ To understand the details of human social evolution the nearest point of interspecific comparison lies among the apes.
▪ For millions of years of human evolution, male eroticism has focused on fertile women.
▪ But it's also part of inevitable human evolution.
▪ The social Darwinists or Spencerians of the late nineteenth century viewed human evolution from a unilinear perspective.
▪ So, in this science fiction view of human evolution, primitive promiscuity was soon replaced by more orderly patterns of existence.
▪ For each step forward in market technology they took a step backward in human evolution.
▪ It is but a short step from this to natural selection and evolution in the laboratory.
▪ These relationships were a natural consequence of evolution working to produce mutual interactions from which all the species involved would benefit.
▪ The environment has been created as a result of natural evolution plus man's interference.
▪ This will give some intuitive idea of the amount of change that we can expect in real natural evolution.
▪ Both would interfere with the natural process of evolution and natural selection which ensured social progress.
▪ They fit the animal's information-gathering equipment to particular problems and, presumably, they have been subject to natural selection during evolution.
▪ If humanity has a future at all, the issue of democracy will remain central to its political evolution.
▪ At the same time, it is proposed to assess the degree of correlation between economic and social developments and political evolution.
▪ This has only been accentuated in the course of social evolution.
▪ His approach was positivist and rationalist and his general objective was to lay down a theory of social evolution.
▪ Parker was applying Herbert Spencer's law of social evolution and the current devotion to organization to the denomination.
▪ Early work on primate social systems yielded the first model of their social evolution in the mid-1960s.
▪ To understand the details of human social evolution the nearest point of interspecific comparison lies among the apes.
▪ Jazz is a form of music that came out of a social evolution in black history, and so is rap.
▪ All value systems are products of human social evolution, and have periodically been declared sacrosanct by various religions.
▪ The difficulty with natural selection which Taylor raises repeatedly is that it explains evolution by chance.
▪ If evolution is hill-climbing, how can we explain the evolution of complex structures which would only work when perfected?
▪ What explains the successful evolution of this system?
▪ This in turn has led to rapid evolution to fill the vacant or new ecological niches.
▪ Furthermore, even a mere increase in general intelligence might not necessarily have led to the evolution of language.
▪ What had to be understood was the process which led to the evolution of society seen in this new light.
▪ This is a surprise because the leading theories of cosmic evolution say the distribution of galaxies should be random.
▪ It can lead to the evolution of animals that can not reproduce, and to others that kill their own kind.
▪ This year, the state Legislature spent months debating a bill that would have banned the teaching of evolution as fact.
▪ But the task of this chapter, of tracing the evolution of learning and memory-like phenomena in non-human animals, is done.
▪ The result is deeply layered, complex works tracing that evolution in its historical perspective.
▪ Bateson now argued that the direct study of variation was the only way of trying to understand how evolution actually works.
▪ Another problem, related in that reality is ignored, concerns the appropriate use of sources for understanding cultural evolution.
▪ Our lives are too short to understand the evolution of other beings in such detail.
▪ Just as computers will break free of the need for people to understand them, so evolution will drive the process.
▪ Deplorable though that seems, such acts help to understand the evolution of behaviour.
▪ The answer is that it provides us with a way to understand evolution as a gradual, cumulative process.
▪ The next chapter describes the evolution of the International Monetary System.
▪ The process of biological evolution has taken billions of years.
▪ The table below shows the evolution of the English alphabet.
▪ Cultural and social anthropology was then concerned with the evolution of human society and culture.
▪ Deplorable though that seems, such acts help to understand the evolution of behaviour.
▪ Neither found Darwin's detailed theory of adaptive evolution very useful.
▪ Only by involving every group in the evolution of these structures can problems be avoided.
▪ The Berlin Philharmonic, founded in 1882, has grown up in tandem with the evolution of the star conductor.
▪ The extent and nature of migration is discussed with reference to the evolution of local labour markets.
▪ The genetic theory postulates two modes of evolution.
▪ This ability to live off poor vegetation is likely to have been crucial in the evolution of the mountain goat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Evolution \Ev`o*lu"tion\ ([e^]v`[-o]*l[=u]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. evolutio an unrolling: cf. F. ['e]volution evolution. See Evolve.]

  1. The act of unfolding or unrolling; hence, any process of growth or development; as, the evolution of a flower from a bud, or an animal from the egg.

  2. A series of things unrolled or unfolded. ``The whole evolution of ages.''
    --Dr. H. More.

  3. (Geom.) The formation of an involute by unwrapping a thread from a curve as an evolute.

  4. (Arith. & Alg.) The extraction of roots; -- the reverse of involution.

  5. (Mil. & Naval) A prescribed movement of a body of troops, or a vessel or fleet; any movement designed to effect a new arrangement or disposition; a maneuver.

    Those evolutions are best which can be executed with the greatest celerity, compatible with regularity.

  6. (Biol.) A general name for the history of the steps by which any living organism has acquired the morphological and physiological characters which distinguish it; a gradual unfolding of successive phases of growth or development.

  7. (Biol.) That theory of generation which supposes the germ to pre["e]xist in the parent, and its parts to be developed, but not actually formed, by the procreative act; -- opposed to epigenesis.

  8. (Metaph.) That series of changes under natural law which involves continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous in structure, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold in quality or function. The process is by some limited to organic beings; by others it is applied to the inorganic and the psychical. It is also applied to explain the existence and growth of institutions, manners, language, civilization, and every product of human activity. The agencies and laws of the process are variously explained by different philosophrs.

    Evolution is to me series with development.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "an opening of what was rolled up," from Latin evolutionem (nominative evolutio) "unrolling (of a book)," noun of action from past participle stem of evolvere "to unroll" (see evolve).\n

\nUsed in medicine, mathematics, and general writing in various senses including "growth to maturity and development of an individual living thing" (1660s). Modern use in biology, of species, first attested 1832 in works of Scottish geologist Charles Lyell. Charles Darwin used the word in print once only, in the closing paragraph of "The Origin of Species" (1859), and preferred descent with modification, in part because evolution already had been used in the discarded 18c. homunculus theory of embryological development (first proposed under this name by Bonnet, 1762) and in part because it carried a sense of "progress" not present in Darwin's idea. But Victorian belief in progress prevailed (and the advantages of brevity), and Herbert Spencer and other biologists after Darwin popularized evolution.


n. 1 The process of accumulating change. 2 A progression of change, often branching and diversifying in the process. 3 (context general English) gradual directional change especially one leading to a more advanced or complex form; growth; development.

  1. n. a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer" [syn: development] [ant: degeneration]

  2. (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms [syn: phylogeny, phylogenesis]


EVolution is a research project funded by the European Commission under The 7th Framework Programme in the Green Cars initiative. It started 1 October 2012 with a duration of 4 years. The objective of the project is to develop new materials which will significantly reduce the weight of the new generation of hybrid- and electrical vehicles.

Advanced materials are used to enable the development of novel super-lightweight hybrid components complying with safety standards and recycling constraints, and enable the design leading to a weight reduction of 40% over that achieved using the current state of the art in the SuperLIGHT-CAR project. The EVolution goal is to demonstrate the sustainable production of a 600 kg weight FEV by the end of 2015. The base for the industrial demonstrator is the NIDO from Pininfarina. To this end EVolution addresses the whole vehicle by prototyping, assembling, and disassembling, the most representative components made from raw polymers and aluminum alloys commonly used in the automotive industry, to ensure compliance with EC Directive 2000/53/EC ‘End-of life vehicle’ which imposes stringent requirements on the disposal and recycling of motor vehicles. The project is coordinated by Professor, PhD Jesper deClaville Christiansen and the technical coordination by Pininfarina.

Evolution (disambiguation)

Evolution is the change in heritable traits of biological organisms over successive generations due to natural selection and other mechanisms.

Evolution, or Theory of Evolution, may also refer to:

  • Evolution (term), accumulation of change over time, or other technical usage of the term in biology as well as in other disciplines
Evolution (Baxter novel)

Evolution is a collection of short stories that work together to form an episodic science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter. It follows 565 million years of human evolution, from shrewlike mammals 65 million years in the past to the ultimate fate of humanity (and its descendants, both biological and non-biological) 500 million years in the future.

Evolution (journal)

Evolution, the International Journal of Organic Evolution, is a monthly scientific journal that publishes significant new results of empirical or theoretical investigations concerning facts, processes, mechanics, or concepts of evolutionary phenomena and events. Evolution is published by the Society for the Study of Evolution. Its editor-in-chief is Ruth G. Shaw.

Evolution (Twins album)

Evolution (進化論), is the eighth album of Twins and was released September 2003. The disc contains 10 songs.

Evolution (Journey album)

Evolution is the fifth studio album by Journey. Released in April 1979 on Columbia Records, their first album to feature drummer Steve Smith.

It was the band's most successful album at that time, selling three million copies in the US and charting at #20 on the Billboard 200. They retained Roy Thomas Baker (Best known for his work with Queen.) as producer, but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Steve Smith, formerly with Ronnie Montrose's band.

According to the book Heavier than Heaven, the album was Kurt Cobain's favorite album from 1979.

In 1999, Sincer Records re-released the album on CD.

Evolution features their first top 20 hit, " Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," which was inspired by the classic Sam Cooke top 20 hit "Nothin' Can Change This Love" and reached #16 in the US. "Just the Same Way" featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie along with Steve Perry.

Evolution (software)

Evolution (formerly Novell Evolution and Ximian Evolution, prior to Novell's 2003 acquisition of Ximian) is the official personal information manager for GNOME. It has been an official part of GNOME since Evolution 2.0 was included with the GNOME 2.8 release in September 2004. It combines e-mail, address book, calendar, task list and note-taking features. Its user interface and functionality is similar to Microsoft Outlook. Evolution is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Evolution (professional wrestling)

Evolution was a villainous professional wrestling stable in WWE which was a part of WWE's Raw brand between 2003 and 2005.

At the height of its original existence, the group consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista and Randy Orton. Evolution slowly began dissolving in 2004 and lost their respective titles ( Intercontinental Championship, World Heavyweight Championship and World Tag Team Championship) against Orton, Batista and Booker T/ Rob Van Dam then Chris Benoit and Edge. Evolution turned on Orton the night following SummerSlam, when he won the World Heavyweight Championship and kicked him out of the group. After winning the Royal Rumble in 2005 and teasing that he would chase the WWE Championship, Batista turned on Triple H and decided to pursue the World Heavyweight Championship himself. Although Batista's departure was largely the end for the group, the final break up came when Triple H turned on and attacked Flair.

Evolution later reformed on April 14, 2014 after Batista joined forces with Triple H and Orton. Flair did not participate in the reunion, as he had retired from full participation in wrestling in 2012.

Evolution (2001 film)

Evolution is a 2001 American science fiction comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore and Ted Levine. It was released by DreamWorks in the United States and by Columbia Pictures internationally.

The plot of the film follows college professor Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and geologist Harry Block (Orlando Jones), who investigate a meteor crash in Arizona. They discover that the meteor is harboring extraterrestrial life, which is evolving very quickly into large, diverse and outlandish creatures.

Evolution was based on a story by Don Jakoby, who turned it into a screenplay along with David Diamond and David Weissman. The movie was originally written as a serious horror science fiction film, until director Reitman re-wrote much of the script. Shooting took place in California with an $80 million budget, and the film was released in the United States on June 8, 2001. The movie grossed $98,376,292 internationally. Reviews for the film were mixed, as the movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 42% positive rating.

A short-lived animated series, Alienators: Evolution Continues, loosely based on the film, was broadcast months after the movie was released.

Evolution (Boyz II Men album)

Evolution is the third album by R&B group Boyz II Men, released in September 1997. It is their final album released on Motown Records. A Spanish language version, Evolución, was also issued. The Spanish edition won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Pop Album of the Year by a New Artist.

Evolution (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

"Evolution" is the first episode of the third season of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 49th episode overall, first airing on September 25, 1989.

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise. In this episode, escaped nanites threaten the Enterprise as well as its critical research mission.

Evolution (Decoded Feedback album)

Evolution is the sixth album by the electro-industrial duo Decoded Feedback, their fourth full-length CD, and the third released on Germany's Zoth Ommog record label.

Evolution (The Hollies album)

Evolution is the first of two albums released in 1967 by British pop band The Hollies. The album peaked at number 13 in the UK album chart.Evolution number 13 in the UK album chart.

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Evolution (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

"Evolution" is a song recorded by Japanese recording artist and lyricist Ayumi Hamasaki, released on January 31, 2001 as the second single from her fourth studio album I Am... (2002). Influenced by the September 11 attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. in North America, Hamasaki sought a new inspiration for her then-forthcoming album; instead off writing songs about confusion, loneliness and love like her previous efforts, she was encouraged to engage in more peaceful and worldly themes. This resulted in several songs on I Am..., including "Evolution".

"Evolution" is a pop rock song that utilizes other genres including J-rock and alternative rock and pop ballad. The song was fully written and composed by Hamasaki herself, under her penned alias Crea. Lyrically, the song talks about happy and sad moments in life. Upon the song's release, "Evolution" received favorable reviews from most music critics who commended the song's musical production and lyrical content, while some criticism was pointed against the vocal delivery.

Commercially, the song was a commercial success. The song peaked at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart, making it her eighth number one single. After selling over 950,000 units in Japan, the song was certified million by the Record Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of one million units. The song has sold over one million units worldwide. An accompanying music video was shot by Wataru Takeishi for the single version, which featured Hamasaki inside a televised studio, singing and dancing in front of a live band.

Evolution (term)

The English noun evolution (pronounced ; from Latin ēvolūtiō "unfolding, unrolling") refers to any kind of accumulation of change, or gradual directional change. It is the 3,117th most commonly used word in English.

While the term primarily refers to biological evolution, there are various types of chemical evolution and it is also found in economics, historical linguistics, and many other technical fields where systems develop or change gradually over time, e.g. stellar evolution, cultural evolution, the evolution of an idea, metaphysical evolution, spiritual evolution, etc.

The English term prior to the late 19th century was confined to referring to goal-directed, pre-programmed processes such as embryological development. A pre-programmed task, as in a military maneuver, using this definition, may be termed an "evolution."

The term evolution (from its literal meaning of "unfolding" of something into its true or explicit form) carries a connotation of gradual improvement or directionality from a beginning to an end point. This contrasts with the more general development, which can indicate change in any direction, or revolution, which implies recurring, periodic change. The term biological devolution is coined as an antonym to evolution, indicating such degeneration or decrease in quality or complexity.

Evolution (Doctor Who novel)

Evolution is an original novel written by John Peel (writer) and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. features the Fourth Doctor and Sarah.

Evolution (ride)

It consists of four inclined pillars which support a revolving arm. On one end of the arm are some counterweights and on the other is a rotating hub which holds 10 cars. The minimum height requirement is or taller. Portable Fabbri units break down on to two trailers. Set up requires around 5–6 hours for the ride's assembly. The original ride was manufactured in 1992 by Nauta Bussink (now Ronald Bussink). Bussink built only three Evolutions. Evolution formerly travelled the European circuit before it was sold to Six Flags Great Adventure in 1999 and relocated to Six Flags St. Louis during the 2002 off-season. The second one, dubbed Imperator, was sold to a showman in China. The third model is said to be in storage in the Netherlands. It was last seen travelling with the Dutch carnival company Magic Fair Attractions.

As of right now only three Fabbri Evolutions travel in the U.S. One is owned by independent carnival operator Bishop Amusement Rides of San Antonio, Texas and travels with Ray Cammack Shows. The other Evolution is owned by Butler Amusements of Fairfield, California, and the third Evolution is Owned by Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile.

Evolution (Viper album)

Evolution is the third album by Brazilian heavy metal band Viper, release in 1992.

Evolution (Edge of Sanity album)

Evolution is a best of compilation album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity, released by Black Mark Production on November 29, 1999. The songs were selected from various recordings including; early demos, remastered and mixed versions of songs and covers by various bands.

Evolution (Open Hand EP)

Evolution is an EP by American indie rock group Open Hand. It was recorded by Justin Isham at The Loft in Los Angeles, California in January 2000, and released by the American Propaganda label. Guest appearances on the record come from Keith Barney of Eighteen Visions and Throwdown, and from Paxton Pryor.

Evolution (Korn song)

"Evolution" is a song by American nu metal band Korn. The song was the first single to be released from the band's untitled album on June 12, 2007. It is one of the four tracks in which Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion performed drumming duties.

For the album by French band Minimum Serious, see (R)evolution. For other albums, see Revolution (disambiguation)

(r)Evolution is the ninth studio album by the band HammerFall. It was released on August 27, 2014 in Sweden, August 29 in mainland Europe, September 1 in the UK and September 2 in North America. It is their second album produced by James Michael and the HammerFall guitarists Oscar Dronjak and Pontus Norgren. It is also the band's final album to feature drummer Anders Johansson before his departure in October 2014. On 4 September 2014 (r)Evolution went all the way to No. 1 on Sverigetopplistan (Swedish Charts).

Evolution (TV series)

Evolution is a 2001 documentary series by the American broadcaster Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and WGBH on evolutionary biology, from the producers of NOVA.

The spokespeople for the series were Jane Goodall (overall spokesperson), Kenneth R. Miller and Stephen Jay Gould (science spokespeople), Eugenie C. Scott (education spokesperson), Arthur Peacocke and Arnold Thomas (religious spokespeople). The series was narrated by the Irish actor Liam Neeson.

The series was accompanied by a book by the popular science writer Carl Zimmer Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. An extensive website provides teaching resources for each episode's material, including "The Mating Game", further looks at Charles Darwin, and an interactive history of speciation in the invented "pollencreeper" birds.

The episode "What about God?" features discussion of the issues of evolution and creationism at Wheaton College, an Evangelical Protestant college that teaches evolution but has in the past restricted professors from taking a stance on the literal versus the allegorical interpretations of Adam and Eve in the Genesis account of creation.

Evolution (advertisement)

Evolution is an advertising campaign launched by Unilever in 2006 as part of its Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, to promote the newly created Dove Self-Esteem Fund. The centre of the Unilever campaign is a 75-second spot produced by Ogilvy & Mather in Toronto, Canada. The piece was first displayed online on 6 October 2006, and was later broadcast as a television and cinema spot in the Netherlands and the Middle East. The ad was created from the budget left over from the earlier Daughters campaign, and was intended to be the first in a series of such online-focused spots by the company. Later pieces include Onslaught and Amy. Evolution was directed by Canadian director Yael Staav and Tim Piper, with sound design handled by the Vapor Music Group, and post-production by SoHo.

The advert was a critical, popular, and financial success. It won a number of awards in the advertising industry, including two Cannes Lions Grand Prix awards and an Epica D'Or. It has been discussed in many mainstream television programmes and print publications, and the exposure generated by the spot has been estimated to be worth over $150M. Evolution has also spawned numerous unofficial alternate versions, including a title sequence to a BBC sketch show and the short parody Slob Evolution, which has gone on to itself be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Evolution (Martina McBride album)

Evolution is the fourth album released by Martina McBride. It was released in 1997 via RCA Records. It included the hit singles "Happy Girl", " A Broken Wing" and "Valentine", the latter of which became her first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as her first major crossover hit. The song "I'm Little But I'm Loud" is a recording of McBride when she was seven years old, while "Valentine" is a re-recording of a song which Brickman and McBride previously released from his 1997 album Picture This. The original Picture This version charted at #3 on the AC charts and #68 on the country charts, while the re-recording featured here was a Top Ten country hit. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on 12/23/1997, Platinum on 5/15/1998, 2xPlatinum on 6/24/1999 and 3xPlatinum on 2/26/2001 by the R.I.A.A.

Also released from this album was "Still Holding On", a duet with Clint Black which was originally released on Black's 1997 album Nothin' but the Taillights.

Evolution (Tony MacAlpine album)

Evolution is the seventh studio album by guitarist Tony MacAlpine, released on October 10, 1995 through Shrapnel Records.

Evolution (Masami Okui album)

Evolution is the 12th album by Masami Okui, released on 4 October 2006. The album title came from Okui's independent record label company name Evolution.

Evolution (Markus Schulz Radio show)

Evolution is a weekly radio show hosted by Markus Schulz on the Sirius XM Radio network. The show began in June 2008 and features two 1 hour continuous mixes. Evolution originally aired exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio channel Area 38. However, since the merger between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio was finalised, listeners can also find Evolution on XM channel 80.

Evolution (The Most Recent)

Evolution (The Most Recent) is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal.

Evolution (Subhumans EP)

Evolution is the fourth extended play released by the anarcho-punk band Subhumans. It was also the band's first vinyl release on their own label, Bluurg Records (bar the " Wessex '82" split EP). The EP was also released as part of the 1985 " EP-LP" compilation, which compiles the band's first four EP's onto a single record.

Evolution (Grachan Moncur III album)

Evolution is the first album by the American trombonist Grachan Moncur III, recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label.

Evolution (Infinite EP)

"Evolution" is the second EP by the South Korean boy band Infinite. The song " BTD (Before the Dawn)" was used to promote the EP. They released the song "Voice of My Heart" on December 29, 2010 as a teaser, and the full EP was released a week after, on January 6, 2011.

Evolution (Nektar album)

Evolution is the tenth album by progressive rock band Nektar, released in 2004. It was the first Nektar album since 1977's Magic Is a Child to feature original drummer Ron Howden, who rejoined other founding members Roye Albrighton and Taff Freeman.

Evolution (party game)

Evolution is a party game for both children and adults. It can be played either indoors or outdoors, although because of the movement involved, it usually requires a large amount of space.

In Evolution, participants go through several different stages of evolution, until finally becoming human. Each stage is distinguished by a pattern of movement. The stages can be, for example:

  • Amoeba: moves the arms in a swimming motion, making sucking noises.
  • Cockroach: snaps the palms or fingers like claws, making clicking noises with the teeth.
  • Rabbit: holds the fingers to the side of the head like ears and chirps.
  • Gorilla: bangs the fists on the chest and bellows.
  • Human.

All participants start out as amoebae. When two participants in the same stage meet each other, they may engage in game of rock-paper-scissors. The winner evolves one stage further, whereas the loser devolves one stage back (unless he/she already was an amoeba). Upon becoming a human, a participant is out of the game. The game necessarily ends with one person remaining in each of the sub-human stages, at which point the game is over.

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Evolution (Oleta Adams album)

Evolution is the fourth album (second published worldwide) by the American vocalist, pianist and songwriter Oleta Adams and was released in 1993. The album is the follow up to Adams' worldwide hit album Circle of One and is fully produced by Stewart Levine. Like its predecessor, Evolution consists of songs with a mix of jazz, soul, pop and gospel. Evolution features three cover versions: the James Taylor song " Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", Billy Joel's " New York State of Mind" and Ivan Lins' "Evolution". Adams wrote six of the twelve album tracks, and it also features a song written by songwriter Diane Warren.

Evolution (1971 film)

Evolution (French: Évolution) is a 1971 Canadian animated short by Michael Mills, offering a humorous portrayal of evolution. Evolution was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 44th Academy Awards, and received nearly 40 international film awards. A film without words, Evolution was animated, directed, written and produced by Mills during his tenure at the National Film Board of Canada, which began in 1966 and lasted until he formed his own animation company, Michael Mills Productions, in 1974.

The film begins with a single cell organisms in the oceans, followed by the first creatures to emerge into land, up until the dawn of modern man.

Evolution (Dennis Coffey album)

Evolution is the second album by session guitarist Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Army.

Evolution (Paul van Dyk album)

Evolution is the sixth studio album by Paul van Dyk released in April 2012. The album features a wide range of collaborations including Arty, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Adam Young, Austin Leeds, Plumb, Johnny McDaid's Fieldwork project, and Sue McLaren.

The album was preceded by a series of singles, each of them accompanied by a music video containing state-of-the-art visual effects. All the other tracks on the album are accompanied by a music video as well. "Verano" featuring producer Austin Leeds is the album's first single, released on the 20 February 2012, followed by the second single "Eternity" on 16 March 2012 which features vocals from Adam Young. "I Don't Deserve You" featuring vocals from Plumb was released several months after the release of the album.

Evolution (JLS album)

Evolution is the fourth and final studio album by British boy band JLS. The album was released on 5 November 2012 through RCA Records. The album marks a new change in direction for the band, described as "a throwback to the '90s new jack swing/ R&B-influenced music". The album was preceded by the single " Hottest Girl in the World", released on 21 October 2012.

Evolution (Slum Village album)

Evolution is the seventh studio album by Detroit hip hop group Slum Village. The album was released on June 25, 2013, by Ne'Astra Music and Traffic Entertainment Group. The album features guest appearances from Havoc, Focus..., J. Ivy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Big Pooh and Blu.

Evolution (Blood on the Dance Floor album)

Evolution is the fifth studio album by US electronica duo Blood on the Dance Floor, released internationally on June 19, 2012. It is their first release to appear on the US Billboard 200, and is their best-selling effort to date, peaking at No. 42 on the Billboard Albums Chart.

Evolution (Magnum album)

Evolution is a retrospective compilation album by British rock band Magnum, released by SPV/Steamhammer on 11 November 2011 in Germany and 14 November in the UK and the rest of Europe. The album marks the tenth anniversary of the band since their reformation in 2001, as well as the band's tenth anniversary with SPV GmbH.

The album features material culled from the band's last five releases by SPV in re-recorded, remixed and remastered form, including two new songs.

Evolution (Memorain album)

Evolution (2012) is the fifth studio album by the Greek thrash metal band Memorain. It was released on 7 August 2012 by Metal Maple Records.

Evolution (Teddy Charles album)

Evolution is an album by jazz vibraphonist and pianist Teddy Charles recorded in 1953 and 1955 for the Prestige label.

Evolution (radio network)

Evolution is a radio station platform on iHeartRadio and on Clear Channel's HD2 radio and FM translators across the United States that plays commercial free Dance/ EDM music 24/7. To this day, Clear Channel is now known as iHeartMedia, Inc. as of September 16, 2014.

Evolution (Hed PE album)

Evolution is the ninth studio album by Hed PE. This marks the last appearance of Mawk and Jaxon.

Evolution (AJPW)

is a professional wrestling stable in the All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) promotion. Originally started as a tag team named by Joe Doering and Suwama in October 2012, it was later turned into a stable when Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo and Yasufumi Nakanoue joined the two. The stable was disbanded in June 2013, when Hayashi, Kondo and Nakanoue left AJPW, but Doering and Suwama came back together under the new name Evolution the following September and recruited Hikaru Sato as the stable's third member in February 2014. Suwama has held the Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion twice and Doering once as representatives of the stable. The two are also former one-time World Tag Team Champions and won the 2013 World's Strongest Tag Determination League. In July 2014, Atsushi Aoki joined Evolution, bringing the World Junior Heavyweight Championship to the stable with him. As part of Evolution, Aoki and Sato formed a tag team named , becoming one-time All Asia Tag Team Champions and two-time winners of the Jr. Tag Battle of Glory tournament.

Evolution (marketplace)

Evolution was a darknet market operating on the Tor network. The site was founded by an individual known as 'Verto' who also founded the now defunct Tor Carding Forum.

Launched January 14, 2014, it saw rapid growth within its first several months, helped in part by law enforcement seizures of some of its competitors during the six-month-long investigation codenamed Operation Onymous. Wired estimated that it was one of the two largest drug markets. It was notable for its security as well as more lax rules on stolen credit cards and others kinds of fraud than similar sites like Silk Road. Speaking about why Evolution was not part of Operation Onymous, head of European police cybercrimes division said it was "because there's only so much we can do on one day."

The site disallowed 'child pornography, services related to murder/assassination/terrorism, prostitution, ponzi schemes, and lotteries' but allowed the wholesaling of credit card data.

Evolution shut down on March 18, 2015 in an apparent " exit scam," in which the site's administrators shut down their market abruptly in order to steal the money kept in users' escrow accounts. The bitcoins in escrow that were apparently stolen were valued at $12 million at the time of the shutdown.

Evolution (card game)

Evolution. The Origin of species is a card game created by Dmitriy Knorre and Sergey Machin. It was published by Rightgames RBG. The game is inspired by the evolutionary biology. Two or more players create their own animals, make them evolve and hunt in order to survive.

In 2014, the North Star Games company published game Evolution. The original authors were part of the design crew.

Evolution (2015 film)

Evolution is a 2015 French drama film directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović. It was shown in the Vanguard section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Evolution (Ghost Town album)

Evolution (stylized as EVØLUTION) is the third studio album by the American electronic rock band Ghost Town. It was released on November 6, 2015 through Fueled by Ramen.

The first single from the album, "Spark", was released on October 16, 2015. The second single, "Mean Kids", was also released on October 16, 2015. "Loner", was premiered exclusively on Billboard on October 22, 2015, but the track will not be released as a single.

Usage examples of "evolution".

Court, in conformity with the aforementioned theories of economics and evolution, was in fact committed to the principle that freedom of contract is the general rule and that legislative authority to abridge the same could be justified only by exceptional circumstances.

Faith has suffered through the passing of the Greatest Holy Leaf is too immense to be adequately expressed in words, and we cannot fully realize its significance at the present stage of the evolution of the Cause.

You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.

His thought is mainly historical, and the way he understood history as a spontaneous, unpredestined, incalculable force continuing the equally spontaneous and unpredestined evolution of nature makes him, like Grigoriev, akin to Bergson.

Scientists typically demand higher levels of proof for anomalous finds than for evidence that fits within the established ideas about human evolution.

Up from Eden and The Atman project are two books that cover the micro and macro branch of human evolution in, respectively, phylogeny and ontogeny.

Shehhi moved in with Atta and Binalshibh, his evolution toward Islamic fundamentalism became more pronounced.

So instead of producing the authoritarian institutions that were the inevitable outcome of the ferocious power struggles and ideological confusions characteristic of social evolution on Earth, Jevlenese society developed as a kind of patronized anarchy, secure in the guarantee of unlimited goods and products indefinitely, and the total absence of threats.

I think we may lay it down as a general rule that at a certain stage of social and intellectual evolution men have believed themselves to be naturally immortal in this life and have regarded death by disease or even by accident or violence as an unnatural event which has been brought about by sorcery and which must be avenged by the death of the sorcerer.

Changes in behavioural responses occur not in an individual but over many generations as a consequence of evolution.

Nonetheless, with the evolution of planaria-like organisms appeared both the rudimentary forms of a nervous system and the basic behavioural building blocks out of which fully developed memory processes are eventually fashioned.

The great propounders of evolution, Buffon, Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck--not to mention a score of others who wrote at the close of the last and early part of this present century--had no qualms about admitting man into their system.

This not only contradicts the modern theory of human evolution, but it also casts grave doubt on our whole picture of the evolution of mammalian life in the Cenozoic era.

There may have been elements of luck in the emergence of chloroplasts, but once these things were on the scene, the evolution of the sky became absolutely ordained.

All that is really clear, apart from a bare outline of Kushite rise and fall, is that this civilization was crucially important not only to the social evolution of the Sudan itself, but also to the growth and spread of civilizing ideas and technologies throughout much of continental Africa to the west and south.