Darwin's Four Postulates

Rodrigo Segovia

Evolution and Natural Selection

Darwin's ideas were that species survived and adapted because of four rules:

1. Variation within species- Species differ and have different variations between them.

2. Variation is heritable- DNA and heritage is what makes people get traits. And some may be advantageous and some may be disadvantageous.

3. Overproduction- Species have to produce more of the young in order to survive.

4. Non-random survival- This is the main idea of Natural Selection, that survival is not random but it is by natural selection for the evolution of the species.

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