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"Survival of the fittest" is a tautology (Talk.Origins)

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This article ("Survival of the fittest" is a tautology (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.

Claim CA500:

Natural selection, or "survival of the fittest," is tautologous (i.e., uses circular reasoning) because it says that the fittest individuals leave the most offspring, but it defines the fittest individuals as those that leave the most offspring.

Source: 'Gish, Duane T., R. B. Bliss and W. R. Bird. 1981. Summary of scientific evidence for creation. Impact 95-96 (May/Jun). [1]

Morris, Henry M. 1985. Scientific Creationism. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, p. viii.'


CreationWiki response:

Creationists agree that this argument shouldn't be used to falsify evolution. See Arguments we think creationists should NOT use