Charles Darwin Quote

As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the complex and sometimes varying conditions of life, will have a better chance of surviving, and thus be naturally selected. From the strong principle of inheritance, any selected variety will tend to propagate its new and modified form.


"Introduction", page 5 - On the Origin of Species (1859)

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As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for...

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As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for...

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As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for...

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As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for...