Survival of the Fittest?

Here we look at what the phrase "Survival of the fittest" really means.

Subjects: Evolution


When many people think of evolution by natural selection, they think “Survival of the Fittest”. This phrase is often interpreted to mean “only the strong shall survive” but when you look at how common tiny microbes are, that interpretation is clearly not true. What does survival of the fittest really mean? Find out here!

Papers about measuring fitness: