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The Future of Evolution: What Will We Become?
livescience ^ | 16 November 2009 | Charles Q. Choi

Posted on 11/21/2009 12:27:39 PM PST by JoeProBono

The past of human evolution is more and more coming to light as scientists uncover a trove of fossils and genetic knowledge. But where might the future of human evolution go? There are plenty of signs that humans are still evolving.

However, whether humans develop along the lines portrayed by hackneyed science fiction is doubtful.

Clichés dashed

An old cliché has the highly evolved humans of the future sporting large heads to hold their advanced enlarged brains, "but that's nonsense, whole nonsense," said paleontologist Peter Ward at the University of Washington at Seattle, author of "Future Evolution." "If you've ever gone through a childbirth or witnessed one," Ward says, "we're already anatomically right on the edge of how big our heads can go — our big brains have already caused extreme problems in childbirth, and if we had bigger and bigger brains, that'd cause more mothers to die in childbirth, so evolution would select against that......."

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: evolution; godsgravesglyphs; jpb
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1 posted on 11/21/2009 12:27:41 PM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 11/21/2009 12:30:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I wanna be a fishy.


3 posted on 11/21/2009 12:30:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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4 posted on 11/21/2009 12:31:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Based on what I see on TV I would say we will revert to pond scum!


5 posted on 11/21/2009 12:34:12 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: JoeProBono
Ring a bell?
6 posted on 11/21/2009 12:34:36 PM PST by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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7 posted on 11/21/2009 12:34:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I suspect that the most noticeable changes will be internal changes. People will be naturally selected for, resistance to stress, pollution and disease. I think a more gracile and racially mixed human will continue to evolve.
8 posted on 11/21/2009 12:36:19 PM PST by dog breath
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9 posted on 11/21/2009 12:36:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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10 posted on 11/21/2009 12:39:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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11 posted on 11/21/2009 12:44:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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12 posted on 11/21/2009 12:46:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: 1776 Reborn

Great picture. Is this someone trying to break in or out of Mexico. Hard to tell these days.


13 posted on 11/21/2009 12:49:56 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: BenLurkin

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14 posted on 11/21/2009 12:49:57 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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15 posted on 11/21/2009 12:50:53 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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That image of Obama as a response to my comment makes me very afraid for the future of humanity. I am going to have nightmares for sure now!
16 posted on 11/21/2009 12:51:00 PM PST by dog breath
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If we ever move beyond this planet I suspect we’ll find that we need certain induced genetic changes. Things like greater lung capacity, resistance to certain radiation, muscular changes.

It would tie us to any planet we settled on but in that sense we’re tied to this one due to our suitability to living on earth.


17 posted on 11/21/2009 12:51:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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18 posted on 11/21/2009 12:55:43 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Hmmmm ..?? I’ve read, “... to dust you will return”.

Good luck everybody!!


19 posted on 11/21/2009 12:56:07 PM PST by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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What a babe!!!

The one on the left ain't bad either but I bet she isn't a liberal.

20 posted on 11/21/2009 12:56:56 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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21 posted on 11/21/2009 1:01:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The one on the left ain't bad either but I bet she isn't a liberal.

The Eloi were all liberals. Sitting around all day, eating fruits and nuts they didn't grow, F#$%ing like rabbits and enjoying their lazy, idyllic existence of not knowing that they were cattle and being fed upon.

22 posted on 11/21/2009 1:02:48 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Only payoff for being a Democrat? They get the illusion that they are intellectually superior to you)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZldlyeR8DU

yep and we stay alive presently via hanging on to personal freedom.


23 posted on 11/21/2009 1:08:39 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoeProBono

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24 posted on 11/21/2009 1:12:57 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: cripplecreek

“If we ever move beyond this planet”

We’ll have to leave when the taxes are too high to stay here.


25 posted on 11/21/2009 1:13:18 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: JoeProBono

Of course the article leaves out the possibility of politically-motivated evolution.

I envision (in my worst nightmares) something like a cross between 1984 and Brave New World in which the Socialist Masters genetically engineer themselves upwards while keeping their slave-societies stupid, weak and short-lived, through control of the media, education and medicine.


26 posted on 11/21/2009 1:14:19 PM PST by samtheman
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27 posted on 11/21/2009 1:15:42 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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The price for Utopia can never be too high, can it?

Throw 90% of the incumbent out! And show up in D.C. on the day of the State of the Union Address in January for a massive protest by We, the People!


28 posted on 11/21/2009 1:16:26 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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29 posted on 11/21/2009 1:22:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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30 posted on 11/21/2009 1:25:06 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Sleestack!


31 posted on 11/21/2009 1:31:45 PM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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32 posted on 11/21/2009 1:32:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM0AW9Mn1Fc

That’s the direction a certain set of our current pop wants to take the rest of us in cultural “evolution” at least.


33 posted on 11/21/2009 1:34:18 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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34 posted on 11/21/2009 1:35:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Genetic elite?


35 posted on 11/21/2009 1:35:34 PM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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The Future of Evolution: What Will We Become?

Whatever each of us wants to become. Humans have been using intelligence and technology to side-step evolutionary forces ever since we started using tools. Just one example - there have been millions of people with bad eyesight who would would never have lived to reproduce without glasses. As technology continues to advance, human evolution will become increasingly self-directed.

Such articles always note the unintentional effects of technology on human evolution (smaller lower jaws from agriculture), but seem to assume that humans won't gain far greater intentional control with future technologies.
36 posted on 11/21/2009 1:35:40 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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37 posted on 11/21/2009 1:35:44 PM PST by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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38 posted on 11/21/2009 1:41:05 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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39 posted on 11/21/2009 1:45:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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40 posted on 11/21/2009 1:49:06 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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Me?


41 posted on 11/21/2009 1:50:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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42 posted on 11/21/2009 1:52:05 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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they really know nothing about human history, some now think apes evolved from man and not the other way around.


43 posted on 11/21/2009 2:09:29 PM PST by GeronL
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Old Startrek series, the criiter that had tohave salt, really in the worst way.


44 posted on 11/21/2009 2:09:51 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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45 posted on 11/21/2009 2:09:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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46 posted on 11/21/2009 2:11:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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LOL, nothing better than giving a nice loud fart in the stall right next to the guy talking on his cell phone while taking a dump. Yeah pal, explain that one to your client.


47 posted on 11/21/2009 2:13:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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Get your paws off my book you....


48 posted on 11/21/2009 2:15:51 PM PST by GeronL
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The Future of Evolution: What Will We Become?

Yep, polyester suits failed the evolution directive (to the right) the dependency (to the left) formed the evolution format via directive as shown with the electronic dependency and the taking of space by using a urinal for a placeholder for another dependency shows what we have become.

49 posted on 11/21/2009 2:28:08 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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On an average, we are probably getting dumber. These are the people who reproduce the most. Also these are the same people who are too lazy to evolve.


50 posted on 11/21/2009 3:46:03 PM PST by U S Army EOD
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