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    "Natural selection is just three factors - over-production, variation, and inheritance combined to produce adaptation to changing local environments. It's not a principle or progress; it's just a principle of local adaptation. You don't make better creatures in any cosmic sense; you make creatures that are better suited to the changing climates of their local habitats."

    - Stephen Jay Gould,
    www.pbs.org, added Jul 5, 2015

    Stephen Jay Gould

    • Born: September 10, 1941
    • Died: May 20, 2002
    • Occupation: Paleontologist
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