Humans are Still Evolving

Hope they do better this time.

Human Evolution Still very much On

Hu­man ev­o­lu­tion has been speed­ing up tre­mend­ous­ly, a new study con­tends—so much, that the lat­est ev­o­lu­tion­ary changes seem to large­ly ec­lipse ear­l­ier ones that ac­com­pa­nied mod­ern man’s “ori­gin.”

The stu­dy, along­side oth­er recent re­search on which it builds, amounts to a sweep­ing re­ap­prais­al of tra­di­tion­al views, which tended to as­sume that hu­mans have reached an ev­o­lu­tion­ary end­point.

The find­ings sug­gest that not on­ly is our ev­o­lu­tion con­tin­u­ing: in a sense our very “orig­in” can be seen as on­go­ing, a ge­net­i­cist not in­volved in the study said.

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2 responses to “Humans are Still Evolving

  1. >>> Hawks and Coch­ran said some of the most no­ta­ble phys­i­cal changes in hu­mans have been ones af­fect­ing the size of the brain case.

    A “thing that should prob­a­bly wor­ry peo­ple is that brains have been get­ting smaller for 20,000 to 30,000 years,” said Coch­ran.

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    The above is from that link you provided.

    Is that the reason for the general dumbing down ?

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