|MadSci Network: Evolution|
Taylor: In simplest terms 'evolution' means 'change.' The most famous theory of evolution is that of Charles Darwin. This theory is called The Theory of Evolution by Means of Natural Selection. This theory in the simplest terms holds that those living things with 'better' traits will tend to survive more often and therefore pass their 'better' traits on to their offspring more often than those with 'worse' traits. In short, this means that over time, this can lead to enough changes to produce new kinds of living things. Evolution can be much more complicated and this is really an oversimplification. If you want to explore this further I suggest you search on your computer for 'Charles Darwin,' 'Evolution,' and 'Natural Selection.' There is a lot of material on this subject. Good luck in your research. Dr. David S. Smerken
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Evolution.