Charles Darwin wrote:
- IF under changing conditions of life…
- …variability is generally related to the conditions of life…
- …we cannot tell how much to attribute to the accumulative action of natural selection, and how much to the definite action of the conditions of life.
- …during the process of modification, each has become adapted to the conditions of life…
Charles Darwin placed his energy-dependent “conditions of life” first. He knew that natural selection could not occur outside the context of the conditions of life, which are nutrient energy-dependent and pheromone-controlled via the physiology of reproduction in species from microbes to humans.
For information on how ecological variation is linked to ecological adaptation in the context of what is known about Darwin’s and God’s “conditions of life” see:
The synthesis of RNA in isolated thymus nuclei is ATP dependent.
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