Evolution

Authored by: Gary L. Prost , Benjamin P. Prost

The Geology Companion

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498756082
eBook ISBN: 9781315152929
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315152929-8

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Abstract

As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive: and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.

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