Selection’s perfect organism:-mature at birth, continuously produce lots of high quality offspring, live foreverSome organisms have these qualities-Female thrips egg mite mature at birth-Mature before hatches, mates w brother. -BUT dies after 4 days when offspring hatch-Young sexually mature before birth. Mate w bro in utero then kill mother-Brown Kiwi-6lbs kiwi lays 1 lb (size of chicken but 6 times lager than chicken egg. Large investment)-chick almost independent in a week-BUT takes 2 months for two eggs, males watch them for 3 months-No organism lives forever but Hydra….Biology and physics impose limits, fitness tradeoffs-How selection balances trade offs in different environmentsTeleology: the idea that purpose exists in evolution in the same sense that it does for human intention-teleological language and explanations must be avoided when discussion evolution“Strategy”: does not imply a conscious choice by the organism. Adaptive strat doesn’t mean best possible
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