Is it survival of the fittest, or is it cooperation?

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Article reads: “Survival of the fittest” is perhaps the most regrettable and misunderstood phrase in all of science. Absent from Darwin’s work until the fifth edition of “On the Origin of Species,” the phrase has plagued Darwinism for more than a century and has been misused to justify social and economic hierarchy, unequal distribution of resources, imperialist conquest and now the suicide of our species.

The problem is that natural selection does not make a distinction between competition and cooperation, and so natural selection says nothing about what drives evolution. Natural selection is thought to be a blind watchmaker, in fact.

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