Charles Darwin

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Some of these offspring survive to produce offspring in the next generation. Since not all offspring can survive, Darwin reasoned that there must be competition among the offspring. This competition results in the survival of only a few 1. Species have the ability to produce a large number of offspring. 2. The resources of the natural world are limited. 3. Therefore, there must be competition for survival among the offspring in each generation. 4. There is great variability within population of organisms. No two individuals are the same. Much of this variety is inherited. 5. The organisms that survive and produce offspring are those that have inherited the most beneficial traits for surviving in that particular environment. 6. As this process continues through many generations, the population gradually becomes better adapted to the environment. 1. While exploring
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