Natural selection is the key process to the theory of evolution. It means certain traits of a plant or animal are either exaggerated or eliminated over time in a population based on the benefits of the trait versus the drawbacks of the trait. An example would be trees growing in a forest. Trees need sun to live. If this was a thick forest, the trees that grew taller faster would have more of a chance of living. This means their genetic material would more likely be passed on to the next generation of trees. Over time, trees in this thick forest would have a tendency to grow faster and taller.
Another example would be rabbits with brown or white fur. If there was a climate change creating a snowy environment, the white rabbits would benefit from blending in and would have less of a chance of being eaten by prey. Since more brown rabbits would be eaten before they could reproduce, the number of grown rabbits would slowly decrease overtime until there were only white rabbits.
by marinealways246 years ago
I think natural selection is conscious selection. I think any life must have consciousness/awareness of it's environment for Natural Selection to be selection. Without a consciousness or awareness of the environment,...
by thetruthhurts20098 years ago
Rules of this forum, no swearing, no straw men arguments and no FSM nonsense. Most importantly remember, Ridicule is not an argument. Enjoy. If want to continue to believe you come from a rocky soup. You...
by Eng.M9 years ago
I know most of us are not scientists but we could think.if natural selection which is the basis of evolution was valid then:*does it need somebody to set it up as it is knid of a rule?*if not, is it infinite? or just...
by CJ Simonelli4 years ago
Change - mutations, adaption, survival of the fittest, variations based on the environment, and perhaps even some speciation, as in a new "species" of flies - are undisputed facts that do NOT contradict the...
by HAYESREB3 years ago
Have advances in medical technology over-populated the world by negating natural selection?
by paarsurrey6 years ago
"Natural Selection" is a coined term; I don't think it is much related to the natural; and it is not opposite of un-natural, in any way.Natural might have been used to differentiate from the artificial i.e....
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