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Evolution is the success of the successful. If an adaptation is successful, it must be passed on for evolution to happen. Thus there are two criteria. Both of these must be encoded in evolution, which is a law of nature, and are thus both laws of nature themselves. If the adaptation is not passed on, then evolution fails. Altruism is the passing on of whatever good fortune you possess. Thus, altruism is an artefact or byproduct of evolution. Individuals who, for whatever reason, do not pass on their genes, do not evolve, and are dropped from the species. Non-altruistic individuals are revealing their inability to evolve, and statistically, will be dropped from the species.