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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Natural selection would therefore seem to be necessary to the evolutionary synthesis.
Nie: Ethical selection is the second one after natural selection in the history of civilization.
The researchers used this fact to seek evidence that natural selection had favored increased evolvability, focusing on the Lyme disease bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi.
We stopped natural selection as soon as we started being able to rear 95-99% of our babies.
Natural selection is just that basic yet just that profound.
Despite its centrality in the life sciences, evolutionary change by natural selection is still poorly understood by students throughout the educational hierarchy (Gregory, 2009).
Neither Vibberts nor Clinch responded further to queries about the sudden disappearance of Beckerman's credit, or a listing that shows Natural Selection among the movie's backers on the Internet Movie Database.
Natural Selection is fully financing and producing thriller "Isolation," which sold off a number of territories at Berlin and is now headed for Cannes.
They point to the many nonrandom influences on variation (such as gene regulatory networks, which control cellular processes, and horizontal gene transfer, in which an organism incorporates genetic material from another organism without being a descendant of that organism) debated among biologists today, and, somewhat separately, assert that natural selection logically cannot work.
All we are doing now is accelerating the process of natural selection.
He surveys and critiques criticisms of Darwinian natural selection, but then finds his own: the idea that human intelligence is not fully explainable by natural selection, as our linguistic, musical, and mathematical abilities far exceed any past need of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Did you know that 2009 is the 150th anniversary of Darwin publishing his natural selection theory of evolution and also the 200th anniversary of his birth?
In the past, we relied on natural selection - the elimination of the weak - to keep us strong but nowadays this does not happen in the developed world, he argues.
At a lecture in London, Prof Jones said evolution was made up of natural selection, mutation and random change.
Matt Lucas in his letter concerning the design of the woodpecker (PE, 12 December) believes that not all scientists and engineers would accept that natural selection is responsible for the creation of this remarkable bird.