The Method of Evolution: A Review of the Present Attitude of Science Toward the Question of the Laws and Forces which Have Brought about the Origin of Species

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Putnam, 1900 - Evolution - 408 pages
 

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Page 72 - ... survival of the fittest, and of these that are thus killed doubtless some are superior to those that survive. This principle of indiscriminate elimination does not in the slightest deny the force of the principle of survival of the fittest, but only indicates that its action is not absolutely rigid. The fittest do not always survive, for many of them are destroyed.

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