Which of the following individuals is most fit in evolutionary terms?
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A child who does not become infected with any of the usual childhood diseases, such as measles or chicken pox
A woman of 40 with seven adult offspring
A woman of 80 who has one adult offspring
A 100-year-old man with no offspring
A childless man who can run a mile in less than five minutes
In evolutionary terms, fitness refers to an organism’s ability to leave offspring in the next generation that survive to pass on genetic traits. The woman of 40 with 7 adult offspring has left the most surviving offspring and is the most fit evolutionarily.