Mechanisms and Mischaracterizations of Natural Selection

Nathan Smith
3 min readOct 19, 2022

Natural selection is the primary mechanism through which evolution and speciation occur. However, despite the centrality of natural selection in evolutionary thought, recent research indicates that this subject is often misunderstood, even within higher education (Gregory, 2009). Indeed, even prior to the landmark contributions of Charles Darwin, evolutionary thought has been misunderstood to…

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Nathan Smith

Writer, therapy student, queer; interested in psychology, philosophy, literature, religion/spirituality. YouTube.com/@MindMakesThisWorld @NateSmithSNF