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  1. survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection(noun)

    a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

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    survival, selection, pick, endurance, choice, extract, excerpt, excerption, survival of the fittest, option

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  1. Charles Robert Darwin:

    I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

  2. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.

  3. Ryosuke Motani:

    Slightly after the end-Permian mass extinction, there were a lot of open opportunities as life recolonized the Earths surface, these bizarre forms grabbed the open niches and diversified, but were soon wiped out, probably by natural selection. The animal in question is one of them it must have been a slow swimmer and an inefficient feeder, but that was sufficient for the time being.

  4. Julia Monk:

    If Caitlin McDonough assume a trait like SSB is a new development and has high costs, its going to be really hard to understand how it could become more and more common from those low initial frequencies, it would have to have really large fitness benefits, or be otherwise impervious to natural selection, for that outcome to be probable.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.


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