The Irish Potato Famine, also called the great famine, was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852. The great famine claimed one million lives and caused millions to flee their country. In the aftermath of the famine, Ireland’s population fell 25%, and Irish nationalism
Natural selection says only the fit will surprise. The fit are those that have the inherited traits that help them best adapt to their habitat so that they live long enough to have and raise their offspring. Does this mean all of the inheritable traits of organisms ultimately serve one purpose: improve the adaptation of the organisms to their environments?