Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Are Humans Evolving Faster

An interesting story I got from Onegoodmove.org.
I had always wondered whether humans were still evolving through a biological level of natural selection. The argument against would be that society supersedes selection. For instance, a society with remedies for genetic ailments may not naturally select for evolutionary improvements.
This article suggests the opposite with some genomic and observational evidence. They make the point that evolution is faster in larger populations, such as humans today.
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/06/the-past-40000-years-are-human-evolving-faster-a-galaxy-classic.html#more

2 comments:

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voyance serieuse rapide said...

That is quite surprising... I have never heard of that before reading your post!
It makes me quite puzzled and angry too!