natural selection


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Synonyms for natural selection

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

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Taken together, the results provide direct evidence that evolvability was the target of natural selection.
Stopping natural selection is not as important, or as depressing, as it might sound - because our evolutionary process is now cultural.
Their findings would have been stunning to Charles Darwin, who believed that evolutionary changes brought about by natural selection would become evident only after long periods of time.
An important recent advance in assessment of natural selection has been the finding that the knowledge and misconceptions that students show vary greatly depending upon the specific contexts in which they are assessed (Nehm & Ha, 2011).
The writer David McKenna and the actors Mickey Rourke and Eva Amurri, whois Susan Sarandon's daughter, have all been connected to some extent with film projects financed by Natural Selection since Saadi el-Qadhafi signed on.
Linda Conlon, Centre for Life chief executive and director of the Science-Fest, says: "Beer is an excellent example of both natural selection and selective breeding.
Natural selection no longer has death as a handy tool.
He says that at the heart of the ID movement are two types of argument, both designed to question the thought that natural selection scales up, from microevolution on a short time scale, to macroevolution on a large time scale.
This biography concentrates on the crucial two decades in Darwin's life between his famous voyage and the 1859 publication of the first edition of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
In fact, Natural Selection would make an outstanding adventure movie, too: it has all the elements of a major thriller, has already been named one of USA Today's top reads, and is simply outstanding.
The appendices clarify insights into a variety of topics, from the possible use of the Celtic Cross as a navigational tool to a thorough chastisement of the Darwinian theory of macroevolution (while acknowledging that microevolution, as seen through small species changes due to simple natural selection, does exist).
It is impossible to understand Hitler's monstrous views apart from his belief in natural selection applied to races.
Scott: Because intelligent-design backers are a quite varied lot, some of them are concerned because evolution is incompatible with a literal interpretation of the Bible, but others are more concerned about the theological consequences of evolution by natural selection being among the means by which God brought the world of living things into being.
The outbreak was traced to Natural Selection Foods, based in San Juan Bautista, and the company has voluntarily recalled products containing spinach.
The study suggests the birds may play more active roles in their own natural selection than traditional models of evolution would support.