TITLE

What is 'Natural' in Natural Selection?

AUTHOR(S)
Bardapurkar, Abhijeet
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Resonance: Journal of Science Education;May2013, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p475
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
87733749

 

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