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Darwin’s Theory
Evolution by
Natural Selection
Evolution by Natural Selection
• All organisms overproduce.
(He got this idea from Malthus!)
• Food and resources are limited
 therefore, there is a struggle to survive
• Natural (genetic) variation exists in all
• The environment “selects” which
organisms are best suited for survival.
(Thus, the term, Natural Selection)
• The survivors can reproduce!
Natural Selection
• Darwin’s theory of
evolution by Natural
Selection can be
summarized in the
points above.
• For a little more
detail from Charles
himself, click here.