Did these different methods under the special circumstances result in the survival of the fittest?
The full graduates of these schools are only "the survival of the fittest." Others take a secondary degree and can act as assistants or retire from the list.
I copy it down here because it seems to me that it is the fittest beginning to the history that I am about to write, if it please God to spare me to finish it.
And I was punished in the fittest and funniest way, for I have kept my truths: but I have discovered, not that they were not truths, but simply that they were not mine.
The fingers of little girls, it has always appeared to me, are the fittest to twine flower wreaths; but boys could do it, in those days, rather better than they can now.
In the physical constitution of an organized being, that is, a being adapted suitably to the purposes of life, we assume it as a fundamental principle that no organ for any purpose will be found but what is also the fittest and best adapted for that purpose.