is the theory that over generations, individuals within a population who are either not suited to their environment or have a genetic modification which results in them being easier to prey on will be removed from the gene pool in the survival of the fittest as first proposed by British naturalists Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) and Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913)

NATURAL SELECTION: "Sitting alongside the survival of the fittest principle, natural selection as explained by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace is natures way of removing weaker and organisms from existence."
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