biological fitness


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biological fitness

The ability of an individual to produce offspring that survive to adult life and are themselves able to reproduce.
See also: fitness
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Some, in the spirit of naturalism, have attempted to reduce moral values to concepts such as biological fitness.
First, the biological fitness of a type of organism can be explained by Cumminsesque functional analysis.