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I don't have much idea but I think it is pretty much slow down at least on physical aspects however it is going on brain level because I see the many kids who think a lot better than me when I was at their age.

Do you observe some thing similar to that?

Do you have any idea where this evolution will take human specious . ?

Is it mere a science fiction that our hands are going to disappear as our tale did a lot years ago due to less usages ?
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(Original post by physicst)
I don't have much idea but I think it is pretty much slow down at least on physical aspects however it is going on brain level because I see the many kids who think a lot better than me when I was at their age.

Do you observe some thing similar to that?

Do you have any idea where this evolution will take human specious . ?

Is it mere a science fiction that our hands are going to disappear as our tale did a lot years ago due to less usages ?
Evolution doesn't work this fast.
Also it doesn't stop.
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Evolution takes a while (thousand or million years).
We kind of are still the same humans we were thousands of years ago.

In my opinion though we could evolve to be those humans in the film WALL-E when technology reaches the point where it does nearly everything for us.

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Evolution doesn't work this fast.
Also it doesn't stop.
So you don't observe the quickness in kid now a days?
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If anything we are devolving...
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We would we lose our hands? I love my hands.
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(Original post by IWantToBeThere)
Evolution doesn't work this fast.
Also it doesn't stop.
It does work on the presumption of random mating though.

Also, due to medical advances those without the new helpful gene (whatever it is in each particular example) in most cases won't die therefore the gene won't be bred into the population to the point where its a majority, due to our medical advancements and selective breeding its possible we could halt evolution as we know it in its natural state.
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So you don't observe the quickness in kid now a days?
Biological evolution, as already mentioned, acts on much much longer time scales.
If you think you see some sort of improvement, it might be because of better use of current capabilities.
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It does work on the presumption of random mating though.

Also, due to medical advances those without the new helpful gene (whatever it is in each particular example) in most cases won't die therefore the gene won't be bred into the community further, due to our medical advancements and selective breeding its possible we could halt evolution as we know it in its natural state.
Well, yes, I guess we are meddling with nature to an extent...
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Well, yes, I guess we are meddling with nature to an extent...
Yes, however in this case, we're clearly better off for meddling in it as it saves so many lives
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Yes, however in this case, we're clearly better off for meddling in it as it saves so many lives
Well, yes; so is the case with diseases, or other unfavourable natural things.
But are you suggesting the extent of our interference is such that it would halt evolution?
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Well, yes; so is the case with diseases, or other unfavourable natural things.
But are you suggesting the extent of our interference is such that it would halt evolution?
Maybe not now, although it will have almost certainly slowed it, but I think that its possible that it could yes.
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Maybe not now, although it will have almost certainly slowed it, but I think that its possible that it could yes.
I hope we could halt ageing.
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I hope we could halt ageing.
I think that we will, I'm doubtful it'll be in time for us to see it though:unimpressed:
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I don't have much idea but I think it is pretty much slow down at least on physical aspects however it is going on brain level because I see the many kids who think a lot better than me when I was at their age.

Do you observe some thing similar to that?

Do you have any idea where this evolution will take human specious . ?

Is it mere a science fiction that our hands are going to disappear as our tale did a lot years ago due to less usages ?
yeah m8 my personal theory is that we gonna have usb sockets and stuff in a couple of years

its gonna be awesome lads
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I think that we will, I'm doubtful it'll be in time for us to see it though:unimpressed:
In that case I refuse to contribute :unimpressed:
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(Original post by IWantToBeThere)
Also it doesn't stop.
Some animals have barely changed for millions of years... But new species can diverge off old ones.
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Some animals have barely changed for millions of years... But new species can diverge off old ones.
I know about that. But the process keeps going...
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In that case I refuse to contribute :unimpressed:
Hahahaha, I'm with you on that one!
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I believe we in the developed world have stopped evolving because there is no natural selection in our society. We have no predators and we have measures to protect ourselves from disease. Basically nearly everyone gets to live and pass on their genes because no phenotypes are being selected for or against.
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