Natural selection is based on all of the following except:?
A) populations tend to produce more individuals than the environment can support.
B) genetic variation exists within populations.
C) individuals who survive longer tend to leave more offspring than those who die young.
D) individuals adapt to their environments and, thereby, evolve.
E) the best-adapted individuals tend to leave the most offspring.
(D). Individuals do not adapt to their environment; the species does, as individuals pass on adaptations they have inherited to their offspring.
Sep 4 at 13:29
C) individuals who survive longer tend to leave more offspring than those who die young. - is wrong.
D) is wrong - individuals do not evolve, populations do.
Sep 4 at 17:15