What is 'Natural' in Natural Selection?

Bardapurkar, Abhijeet
May 2013
Resonance: Journal of Science Education;May2013, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p475
Academic Journal
To understand Darwin's concept of natural selection, we have to contrast it with his characterization of artificial selection, and then ask: what is natural in natural selection? While we do this, we develop two distinctions: one between 'change by transformative action' and 'change by selection', and another between 'artificial selection' and 'natural selection'. The first distinction helps us understand evolution by selection and the second natural selection.


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