Bringing Fun Facts back home:

Charles Darwin never said that natural selection was the “survival of the fittest“. It was Herbert Spencer (inventor of paper clips), an 18th century engineer and philosopher who made up this expression after learning about Darwin’s theories of evolution and natural selection.

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  1. I actually knew that one! Darwin called it “descent with modification”. Accurate, but less… marketable. Survival of the Fittest has such a nice ring to it. Darwin employed the term after he heard it, lol

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