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Natural Selection

General scientific definition

"Process that results in the adaptation of an organism to its environment by means of selectively reproducing changes in its genotype, or genetic constitution." (Brittanica Dictionary)

Relevant substantive theories

  • The evolution theory (Charles Darwin)


Darwin, Charles (1859), On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1st ed.), London: John Murray, p. 502.


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