Natural selection or domestication?

By Ken Perrott 03/05/2010 2

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Apparently scientists from Environmental Science and Research (ESR) have established that cannabis grown in New Zealand is four times stronger than when they last tested 14 years ago ( see Cannabis grown in NZ stronger than ever, study finds).

I wonder if this is just an example of evolution by natural selection.

Or is it domestication?

Conscious selection?

Maybe even intelligent design?

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2 Responses to “Natural selection or domestication?”

  • Definitely not a case for intelligent design, maybe intelligently designed growing equipments. :) I think, I might be wrong (but read it somewhere, can’t remember now), that domestically grown cannabis plant has been getting steadily stronger over the world. I would say a case of domestic selection may be the main driving force for change here.


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