Thinking about artificial and natural selection (those who are familiar with my research will know I have written much on that subject regarding who originated the theory of macroevolution by natural selection and who plagiarised it, If not, see my website PatrickMatthew.com for the shocking independently verifiable truth on that topic).
Relatedly (well, sort of), today I purchased some civet coffee for part of my son's Xmas present.
I bought it from Amazon and then researched the issue and found I needed to ask some questions of the supplier, having just realised I might have been facilitating a demand for animal cruelty. Check out this article from National Geographic on that https://archive.is/nrG8L See quote form that article imaged below.
The supplier of the coffee I bought is Monkey Business Coffee. I contacted Monkey Business Coffee and the images below show our conversation. What they told me in December 2020 reflects what they said elsewhere:
Also, even if humans are gathering wild civet poop from the wild for our coffee wouldn't that interfere with the natural selection process regarding what coffee plants grow where with the benefit of civet fertilizer, and would it it not then follow that such human gathering would interfere down the line - by a kind of artificial selection in the wild - with the civet's selection of coffee growing in the wild? Maybe not, seeing as the coffee they eat, apparently, comes from the coffee plantations they raid.
I hope so too. How can we know? That question is bothersome. Just deleted original tweet out of embarrassment for having misspelled their little names. Put civet coffee information and two archived articles on cruelty in this business on my #Dysology bloghttps://t.co/66OoakU4Xq pic.twitter.com/NKRwXL3VQY— Dr Mike Sutton (@Criminotweet) December 16, 2020
What worries me is that despite what the supplier says the coffee I bought does not publish the "wild and totally unfarmed/uncaged" claim on its website. Why not? Maybe ask National Geographic: https://t.co/ItO01xPY5w. https://t.co/xz968sF0rc pic.twitter.com/i2zPSONYCp— Dr Mike Sutton (@Criminotweet) December 16, 2020