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According to the Annenberg Foundation, examples of artificial selection include the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses, and the breeding of animals used for meat, such as domesticated cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. Oth... More »

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The most prominent disadvantage of artificially selected species is that they are very susceptible to disease. Since certain traits are bred for, variation within the species is greatly diminished, causing them to become... More »

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One advantage of artificial selection, a process by which humans control the development of a plant or animal by choosing which traits to emphasize during breeding, is that it allows for an emphasis on certain beneficial... More »

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If a study shows that people who wear glasses have above average intelligence, assuming that everyone who wears glasses is intelligent is an example of ecological fallacy. Applying an ecological fallacy occurs when group... More »

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An example of parasitism in the desert is a flea living on a coyote. The flea drinks the blood from the coyote, deriving nutritional benefit. However, the coyote does not benefit; instead, it loses vital blood and experi... More »

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