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Old 02-27-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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No other species on the planet treats its own species as poorly as we do. We have a great deal of 'evolving' yet to do.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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Humans are growing larger, so are our IQ's, and interbreeding of races will gradually create one race that, hopefully, will get along on this earth! At least I would like to think so . Also, humans are gradually losing their little toes...they are getting smaller and smaller and some babies are being born without them. This is because we are wearing more and more shoes!
I agree, have you noticed all the fat-assed kids? Get some exercise you little wart! And take your fat mommy and daddy with you! At least buy a Wii.

As for getting smarter; I would like to introduce you to the kids on both sides of us and the ones across the street. Evolution has apparently dead-ended on this street.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Maybe that's what happens occasionally when a couple of throwbacks get together and conceive.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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Default Of course we're evolving !

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to get it out, im not looking to debate if evolution is real or not

im going to generalize a lot here so bare with me

typically when a species evolves the group that got the superior traits lives while the group with the flawed traits die. it just so happens to filter out the weak group

is this the same with humans? up to a point it seems this was the case. but now we have created an enviorment where humans with flawed traits still make it through life and breed, has natural selection been disabled?
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I can't answer that just now because I am adjusting my dorsal sensory pod. I've got it caught in the sleeve of my 3-armed sweater.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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The OP asks whether humans are still evolving or not. I find it pretty hard to imagine modern humans (homo sapiens) have somehow peaked or stopped in the process of evolving. As a species, we've only been on the planet for a very small period of time. Interestingly though, we're the only species of humans who have survived.

So, yes, we're still evolving. The big question is where will evolution take us? If the past is an indicator of anything, then most likely other species of humans will branch off from homo sapiens in the future.

Some have suggested we might evolve into a blend of human and machine. Modifying humans with mechanical parts is already a fact, and we could well see a greater increase of that in the future. I don't think we'll be seeing anything in the way of cyborgs as a result of genetic change though. That's not to say machines couldn't replicate, but that would be a mechanical replication rather than a biological one.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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We could be different someday, but not necessarily better.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:10 AM
 
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We could be different someday, but not necessarily better.

Of course you're speaking from our point of view. Perhaps a few hundred thousand or so years from now homo sapiens might have become long extinct. Future branches that evolve as the dominant life form may look back at us wondering at how incredibly primative our existence was as they study our fossilized remains.
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