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Re: Ask a Scientist

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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.
If lettuce doesn't have the seeds and being crispy is a man added quality, though? Is it fittest because we were able to change the dna to our wishes and surviving successfully because we manage to persuade enough kids to eat that bland thing..while other lettuces don't make it.

Is there anything evolutionary in kids disliking certain foods?
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