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  1. #1 Natural selection perfection 
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    I remember reading in 'New Scientist' about introducing a disease in Australia to wipe out rabbits only to have a new generation spring up that were resistant to the disease. I was wondering, supposing we used only used hunting or poisoning methods would it be possible to create a breed that are practically impossible to kill except with physical one hit kills?. Not regarding morals, ethics and other natural selection problems could we do the same with humans?


    just wondering
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    Very interesting...I would like to read that article.


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    I think it would depend on the disease and whether or not some mechanism for resistance exists already in the rabbit population. Mammals don't adapt all that quickly.
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    Ok forget rabbits then how about bacteria?
    By the way the article wasn't about the rabbits it was just referring to it.
    just wondering
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