Natural Selection

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IN NATURE of October 17, there appears a letter by my friend Prof. Hale Carpenter entitled ” Insect Coloration and Natural Selection”, written in answer to one of mine on natural selection published in these columns a few weeks previously. I maintained that ” natural selection” was an ” explanation” neither of mimicry nor of any other biological phenomenon whatever. Prof. Carpenter does not meet my arguments, but merely reiterates his conviction that natural selection is the only explanation which will enable us to account for mimicry.

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MACBRIDE, E. Natural Selection. Nature 138, 884–885 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138884c0

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