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Learning and Survival of the Fittest Theory

Can learning be defined as "survival of the fittest?" Why or why not? Provide specific examples in your response.

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My opinion on this issue is that Yes, learning can be defined as "survival of the fittest." To explain this, let's define "survival of the fittest." This expression, often attributed to Charles Darwin, refers to species being able to adapt and change by the process of natural selection. Through the process of natural selection, the species that are able to mutate to deal with the environment become the dominant species. It is worth noting that here, the term "fittest" must not be interpreted in today's common meaning which refer to physical fitness; rather, here fittest refers to those organisms that are best suited for their environment and that are best suited to survive. Hence, survival of the fittest means multiplication of the fittest, leading to the preservation of that species in the struggle for life.

Applying the survival of the fittest concept to the human race tells us that living is about surviving. Keeping in mind that surviving basically means adapting, we then ask ourselves what exactly it is that we are adapting to. The answer is that we need to adapt to the rules that society ...

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How does learning fit into the "survival of the fittest" theory? Does it or does it not? Read on this thorough explanation to find out.

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