Scientific Methods

Sunday, March 12, 2006

HAVE HUMANS STOPPED EVOLVING?

Some scientists now believe that human evolution has ceased, we are as
advanced as we're ever going to get. We have become so clever at
adapting our environment to suit our needs that we no longer need to
evolve; we simply invent tools to do new tasks for us.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/frontiers_20050504.shtml

Dr Richard Knight
Co-ordinator: National Information Society Learnerships - Ecological
Informatics
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535

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Email Rknight@uwc.ac.za

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5 Comments:

  • Hi Richard

    I would like to change my topic and rather book this one! I will leave a comment at the previously booked topic as well.

    Regards,
    Karen

    By Anonymous Karen Marais, at Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:32:00 PM  

  • Karen, I wonder what we will look like in another couple of hundred thousand years...in fact, the way technology is going, if we indeed ever left our planet to coloinise a neighboring one such as Mars, would the differences in physical conditions spark a resultant reactive natural selection process supporting a line of mutation in compensation?

    David Vaughan

    By Blogger davidvaughan, at Wednesday, March 15, 2006 2:37:00 PM  

  • Intereting question. At present here on earth the natural selection process seems to have slowed down... what "we" have managed to do in the medical field isn't only positive.

    By Anonymous Karen Marais, at Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:55:00 PM  

  • Is evolutionary change defined by physical changes over time or by intellictual and technological advancement? because technology has improved over the years, but has the human physique?

    By Anonymous Monique, at Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:39:00 AM  

  • Indeed technology change quickly. You know sometimes I become worried seeing gays and lesbians. I wonder if is how human evolve.

    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:27:00 PM  

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