survival of the fittest what? The fittest organism? The fittest group? The fittest species? The answer: the fittest genes. But thats not correct, genes with higher fitness become more common. There is no winner. And unless you're ignoring the fact that there is individual variation through several mechanisms including crossover in sexual reproduction, there are no copies. And natural selection does not work at the level of the gene. Stephen Hawkings intelligence "gene" if there is one, is pretty useless in the face of the fact that they come prepackaged with crippling disease. How many women you think wanna have his babies?