Natural selection is the process by which favorable heritable traits become more common in successive generations of a population of reproducing organisms, and unfavorable heritable traits become less common, due to differential reproduction of genotypes. Natural selection acts on the phenotype, or the observable characteristics of an organism, such that individuals with favorable phenotypes are more likely to survive and reproduce than those with less favorable phenotypes. The phenotype's genetic basis, genotype associated with the favorable phenotype, will increase in frequency over the following generations. Over time, this process may result in adaptations that specialize organisms for particular ecological niches and may eventually result in the emergence of new species. In other words, natural selection is the mechanism by which evolution may take place in a population of a specific organism.
A tool of nature to create ever increasingly complicated life forms from those that came before it.
A geneal term for a universal force or a ''directing will'' which results from a finite number of related processes that can be conceived or described through fundamental physical laws inherently acting over any physical matter from subatomic particles to Galaxies.
In a universal impersonal form: A general term for everything that exists as one infinite eternal being. The creator of all material laws of nature. Beyond human conceptions.
In a personal form: A being of boundless omnipotence and infinate creative potential who can only be conceptualized from a number of key spiritual values that directly oppose all materialistic values. Infinately merciful to all created.