Inheritance genetic traits are inherited from parents

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Inheritance: Genetic traits are inherited from parents and are passed on to offspring. Selection: Organisms with traits that are favorable to their survival and reproduction are more likely to pass on their genes to the next generation. Time: Evolutionary change can happen in a few generations, but major change, such as speciation, often takes many thousands of generations.
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But not just natural selection Evolution results from natural selection acting upon genetic variation within a population genetic drift acting upon genetic variation within a population mutations gene flow recombination
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Genes are selfish People don’t replicate: genes do This is their one and only goal. “Persons are designed to engage in behaviors that ultimately make for the replication of the genes that determine their design” But that doesn’t mean that people are selfish
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