Natural Selection: Survival of The Fittest

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Most people in the western world used to have a solid idea about our origins: all living organisms were deliberately formed by a single creator. Then, in 1831, a 22-year-old student decided to go on an expedition that would change everything. Upon returning home Darwin came up with his theory of natural selection — a process through which living organisms adapt, reproduce and change. The evolution of peppered moths in the United Kingdom during the industrial revolution is a great example of this process.

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00:00 Introduction
01:00 Natural selection theory
02:33 Survival of the fittest
03:27 Real life example
04:48 What do you think?
06:12 Ending
06:45 Patrons credits

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