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In this paper, using a multilevel approach, we defend the positive role of natural selection in the generation of organismal form. Despite the currently widespread opinion that natural selection only plays a negative role in the evolution of form, we argue, in contrast, that the Darwinian factor is a crucial (but not exclusive) factor in morphological organization. Analyzing some classic arguments, we propose incorporating the notion of 'downward causation' into the concept of 'naturaldoi:10.3998/ptb.6959004.0003.002 fatcat:7kq4ai5lrrda7pf6ezyehd2mie