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>>I'm sorry if this is source of confusion. I hope I can settle
>> this once and for all. With `fittest' I do not
>> mean to denote a species being superior in an absolute sense.
>> More so in a relative sense instead. That is, I refer to
>> the best adapted species compared to other species occupying
>> the same positions in the food chain (better yet `food web'):
>> peer-species, if you like. These are the species that compete
>> one and other for the resources they are designed for to exploit
>> by evolution (not creation!). Species taking no part in this
>> relative struggle are bound to be engaged in other struggles.
>> Each of these struggles, local competitions, has a winner
>> : this is what I meant with the `fittest'.
> There are two possible meanings here:
> 1) those that are able to horn in on the most expansive niche, and
> 2) those who are able to most securely glue themselves to a
> disputed niche.
> Which is under dispute?
I can't tell, please elaborate on the distinction between these
niches. I'll reply afer the weekend though...
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