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Essay II Evolution is the process in which populations, species, or groups of species change. Darwin argues that natural selection is the driving force of evolution. Natural selection is how different organisms in a population interact with their environment resulting in different survival and reproduction rates. Darwin presented his theory with some specific standards. In his theory, the population has to possess an enormous reproductive potential, which means that the population can over reproduce. Also, the population size has to remain stable. The resources such as food, water, or light are limited. The individuals in the population compete for survival because eventually the needs of a growing population will exceed the available resources. There also has to be variation among individuals in a population and much of those variations are heritable. Many variations are a result of mutation and can be passed from generation to generation. Darwin also argued that only the most fit individuals survive because the individuals with traits that are best adapted for
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course AP BIO AP BIO taught by Professor Apbioteacher during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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