December 23rd, 02008 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
Scientific American has a nice piece on how humans may still be evolving over the next millennium. Since we can now adapt our environment to ourselves, we often assume that evolution has basically ended. However the article points out:
“But DNA techniques, which probe genomes both present and past, have unleashed a revolution in studying evolution; they tell a different story. Not only has Homo sapiens been doing some major genetic reshuffling since our species formed, but the rate of human evolution may, if anything, have increased. In common with other organisms, we underwent the most dramatic changes to our body shape when our species first appeared, but we continue to show genetically induced changes to our physiology and perhaps to our behavior as well. “
We just have to keep breeding ourselves smarter and hopefully we will be able to solve the challenges in the next 1000 years… Happy holidays all.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 02008 at 8:45 am and is filed under Long Term Thinking.