“try to survive” and are differentially well equipped for that,
depending in their specific
Selection is just the effect that, in every environment, “what works
stays”.This implies that selection is a universal process that
also acts on non-living systems (see e.g. Campbell and Price 2019). This
is a stronger view than
As a corollary to the systems view of Evolution, we can say that Selection is Bayesian Search.
Darwinian evolution, i.e. variation and selection plus heredity, is one implementation of this Bayesian Search, but can be a range of others, depending on the available infrastructure, e.g. in Cultural Evolution.
- Campbell and Price (2019): “Universal Darwinism and the Origins of Order”