Evolution's revolution

Human evolution is happening at a greatly increased rate. Far from stopping evolving now that so many diseases have been conquered and we’re living longer the new conditions we’re creating are accelerating changes.

I’m reading Children of Prometheus: The Accelerating Pace of Human Evolution, a book that puts forward this very argument with sections on the development of defences against malaria and how even mundane things such as job satisfaction can affect reproductive effectiveness. Fascinating stuff.


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