Si asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

Is natural selection being defiled by artificial breeding?

Yes or no? and why? Please explain

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No. For it sounds like school work and they are asking YOU for your opinion.

  • 1 month ago

    You can say 'natural selection' is 'Survival of the Fittest'.

     Which in artificial breeding the end results IS natural selection.

  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Natural selection" has no intentionality.

  • 1 month ago

    "Defiled"? No, but the two often work at cross-purposes. Show breeds of chickens are bred for ridiculously-long tail feathers, which would be strongly selected against in a natural environment. Meat chickens can't fly very well and are easy prey for predators unless locked in a henhouse for the night. Leghorns, with their large single combs are prone to frostbite; hens with small pea combs can't radiate heat as well in hot climates.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Defiled"? What a stupid, stupid word. No, nothing is being "defiled" because there is nothing holy or special about natural selection. It's literally just a term to describe a thing that happens.

  • 1 month ago

    Artificial selection is a form of selection.  Be nice to your dog, while eating some corn.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I don't know if "defiled" is the most appropriate word, but for instance several dog-races have been ruined because greedy malafide breeders (and the idiots who bought the dogs) were more concerned about the looks of the dogs than about their health.

    For instance, hip-dysplasia is quite common among german shepherds. Other races have such small skulls that their brain doesn't fit, or a pelvis so narrow that giving birth would kill the *****, or a nose so short that breathing is difficult

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