Can evolution occur without a competition between animals, fighting to survive? After all, that was one of the key elements to Darwin's Theory of Evolution. But as Trace tells us, modern scientists have found that evolution is not so straightforward.
Can Evolution Still Happen Without Competition? http://io9.com/can-evolution-still-happen-without-competition-484353547 "A new theory proposed by two computer scientists suggests that animals can still experience significant evolutionary changes over time, even in the absence of selectional pressures."
Evolvability Is Inevitable: Increasing Evolvability without the Pressure to Adapt http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0062186 "Why evolvability appears to have increased over evolutionary time is an important unresolved biological question."
It's Not Survival of the Fittest: Evolution Occurs Without Competition http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/6501/20130427/survival-fittest-evolution-occurs-without-competition.htm "Computer scientists have discovered that the popular explanation of competition to survive in nature may not actually be necessary for evolvability to increase."
"Why Did Crocodiles Stop Evolving? http://sciencefocus.com/qa/why-did-crocodiles-stop-evolving "They didn't. Nothing that's still alive has stopped evolving."
Why Haven't All Primates Evolved into Humans? http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/417-why-havent-all-primates-evolved-into-humans.html "Humans did not evolve from apes, gorillas or chimps."
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Survival of the fittest is often used interchangeably with the term Natural Selection. It...