Question; would the lest aggressive fox survive in the dog eat dog world of natural selection? Tell me have these foxes given birth to, bobcats or more foxes? Wouldn’t these foxes be an example of adaption through man made manipulation? My apps that last sentance sliped through my proread.
Question; would the lest aggressive fox survive in the dog eat dog world of natural selection?
Tell me have these foxes given birth to, bobcats or more foxes? Wouldn’t this be an example of adaption through man made manipulation?
Foxes have of course given birth to foxes. The result is not an example of man made manipulation.
Foxes have never given birth to bobcats, and given that the event never happened, such an event is also not an example of man-made manipulation. Instead it is an example of your own over active imagination.
It is also the case that evolution has never been about one animal giving birth to an animal of a different species. I suppose it is possible that you actually believe you are putting forth winning arguments refuting evolution. But in actuality you are attacking some goofy propositions that are not part of the theory of evolution.
Before you can score any points, you have to get in the game.
By the way, car engines don't reproduce. Living creatures do that. You see when mommy really loves daddy....
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Again I apologize. I did not realize one could have minute changes in say the heart, lungs or liver without being detrimental. Wouldn’t those things be called defects, say mitral valve prolapse? That deformity is generally repaired not celebrated.
How can breeding foxes i.e.; fox A, with fox B, to get fox C be remotely close to natural selection? I guess I don’t get it; wouldn’t that be more of a demonstration of how man got dogs from wolf? I.e. the dog exists because of man’s manipulation of the wolf, not by nature’s production of the dog.
How can breeding foxes i.e.; fox A, with fox B, to get fox C be remotely close to natural selection?
Because it is still selection. It is just artificial selection based on a predetermined trait that the scientists were looking for. This is an example of how selecting for one trait in the foxes phenotype, in this case behavior. Gives rise to additional changes in phenotype as expressed by morphology. If it were to occur naturally, it would be because the trait of being docile was being actively selected for in a breeding population. However whether through natural or artificial selection it is an example of how selection can lead to changes in the phenotype of a species.
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Rueh: Good explanation. I am still at a loss, the word selection assumes thought. What dose nature ultimately select and why haven’t we seen any advancement in what we have. Has nature maid her Ultimate selection?
I am still at a loss, the word selection assumes thought.
No it doesn't.
For example, you will have noticed that scientists sometimes use the term "natural selection". But if you find out what they're talking about, they will explicitly say that this is an unintelligent process.