Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Researchers: Human evolution speeding up

Yes, you've all seen it, but it fits

Well, I'm all for diversity so this comes as good news. And it does explain bloggers.
Science fiction writers have suggested a future Earth populated by a blend of all races into a common human form. In real life, the reverse seems to be happening. People are evolving more rapidly than in the distant past, with residents of various continents becoming increasingly different from one another, researchers say.

"I was raised with the belief that modern humans showed up 40,000 to 50,000 years ago and haven't changed," explained Henry C. Harpending, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. "The opposite seems to be true."

"Our species is not static," Harpending added in a telephone interview.

Something bothered me. We don't seem to be evolving, at least mentally. People seem to be getting less intelligent each year. Ah ha. Then I came to this.
That doesn't mean we should expect major changes in a few generations, though, evolution occurs over thousands of years.

So Bush will be long dead before evolution catches up with him. Explains a lot.


Via Yahoo! News.

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