The Survival Of The Fittest Essays

761 Words Dec 16th, 2014 4 Pages
We 've evolved immensely over the years and history has proven that generations haven 't fallen short to prosper nor survive. Humans have surpassed what seemed impossible to many yet over the decades have managed to prevail in any given environment. British economist, Herbert Spencer would refer to this as "survival of the fittest" in relation to Darwin 's idea of natural selection. Now a days the idea "only the fittest survive" is often used to describe the rules that govern our natural world. In other words the notions in our head about the survival of humans. The notion that "those who are eliminated in the struggle for existence are the "unfit" as defined by Dictionary.com to be the definition to the idea, "survival of the fittest". The survival of humans through out the decades has become a very intriguing argument. What people must understand is that the evolution of humans does not rely on the idea that "only the fittest survive" which is often defined incorrectly. To a person not familiar with natural selection the definition of "fittest" would be someone with the best physical shape and health to withstand nature. This isn 't always the case. Humans that survive are not always the strongest, fastest or smartest. What Darwin meant by "fittest" to mean was one best suited for the immediate environment. The basis idea of natural selection. An individual only needs to have the most favorable traits to prosper and survive in the environment. Humans without traits such as…

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