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According to Darwin, the driving force behind evolutionary change is…

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According to Darwin, the driving force behind evolutionary change is

A. natural selection

B. genetic drift

C. mutation

D. gene flow

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A

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Charles Darwin introduced the concept of natural selection to explain how organisms manage to evolve over time. In his explanations, organisms tend to weed out unfavorable traits while passing to their future generations, traits essential for survival.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is the right answer. natural selection was propounded as the ultimate force behind evolution by Charles Darwin.
  2. B is incorrect. genetic drift is another force, but not propounded by Darwin.
  3. C is incorrect. mutation is another force, but not propounded by Darwin.
  4. D is incorrect. gene flow is yet another driving force not propounded by Darwin.
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  • As the name implies, natural selection is the passing to offspring, some kind of beneficial traits while weeding out non-favourable traits, this results in favored organisms perpetuating their existence and evolving.

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/ culled from 2020 JAMB-UTME biology past question 31 /

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