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Posts tagged artificial selection

September 17, 2007

 

Red samurai mask and helmet

Samurai Crabs

900 years ago, legend has it that the surviving members of a losing Japanese army threw themselves into the water, and were turned into crabs.

September 27, 2003

 

Natural vs. Artificial Selection

In this instance, nature is said to have “selected” the camouflaged butterfly over other variations that weren’t as well hidden. In “artificial selection,” the same thing happens, only we human beings make the choices.

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