The selection of the “Survival of the Fittest”

  title={The selection of the “Survival of the Fittest”},
  author={D. Paul},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • D. Paul
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
  • If such [favourable variations] do occur, can we doubt (remembering that many more individuals are born than can possibly survive) that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and procreating their kind? On the other hand, we may feel sure that any variation in the least degree injurious would be rigidly destroyed. This preservation of favourable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection.’ 
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