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E.g. Is an Iceberg lettuce an example of "survival of the fittest" or simply 'survival of the crispiest'?
Ignoring the fact that human intervention is kind of "unnatural" selection, it still follows a normal pattern. Most fruits evolved similarly - because they encourage animals to distribute the plant's seeds, helping with reproduction success.

If you haven't read Dawkins' "Selfish Gene" I'd recommend it, there's a lot on how clear yet subtle the definition of "survival" and "fittest" can be.
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