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October 24, 2019


Dr Zoltan Jorovic

Natural selection isn't random. Mutation is. Selection is an active process whereby individuals reproduce more successfully and so pass on the trait. Why do they manage this? Because they are in some way better adapted to do so as a result of the random mutation. Also, it isn't species that selection acts on, it is individuals. So to say a maladapted species might survive is incorrect. It's entertaining to use evolution as a metaphor, but don't get too carried away. It is just a metaphor.

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