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Humans are subject to natural selection just like any other organisms, even though we can manipulate our environment unlike any other organism on the planet. We as human beings are subject to natural selection in our everyday life. We look for certain traits in the opposite sex to bring about certain types of offspring. In males women look for things like a square jaw or other facial attributes. As of women, men look for symmetries in the face and body including hips, but and breast are all attributes that are looked for. These traits allow for better survival of the offspring. So I would consider these traits as part of natural selection. An example of convergent evolution is birds. Birds have all grown feathers and wings to allow them to fly. Even though a cardinal in the U.S. is not related to the finch in Australia they both have wings and feathers. This is so because they live the same kind of lives. The wings are need and so are the feathers. However, divergent is a totally different type of evolution. The easiest way to explain divergent
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course CJS 212 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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