What might be next in Evolution?
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"I would expect a more diverse human population in the future."
It wasn't that long ago when angels mated with human women and had hybrids. Some angels have two wings, some have four, and others have six wings. I guess all of the hybrids with wings got drowned in Noah's flood.
I'm pretty sure it was a 69 Chevy.
@Cog Re: '69 Chevy
That's just silly. Everybody knows the '69 models are not good for procreating. Besides, I'm older than that... *chuckle*...
Humans are already trying to augment themselves in terms of longevity, so that might be a next step.
By the way not every species has gone extinct... Says every dragonfly ever...
I have been trying to augment myself for years. Apparently there is some muscle they can cut that will give me another inch. I don't know if I want to go through the surgery though.
"Apparently there is some muscle they can cut that will give me another inch."
You should have been an ancient Egyptian. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+23%3A19-21&version=CEB
Ahhhhh If I only had one wish! I could be donkey head instead of dick head.
So many "ifs". The western world has become slave to technology, we would perish without it. Imagine if there was a solar flare on the scale of the solar storm of 1859 (also known as the Carrington Event). All electricity would cease to be for many decades. Imagine new York City without food or electricity. So who is more fortunate, western civilization with all the bells and whistles, or a primitive village still living a very simple existence? Only time will tell.
Mankind has invented wonderful technology, but IMO we lack the maturity and wisdom to properly deal with our new toys. Yes, it is nice to edit out genetic abnormalities, but who decides what is right and what goes? Once we get past eliminating birth defects, blue or brown eyes? If there are ethical debates they will be interesting. If.
I have no idea where natural selection will take us, but if being smart or strong is no longer as important in mating, is the person with outlandish features and neon hair more attractive to some females?
Will people be as active in a hundred years, or will all seats be at least a meter wide to accommodate such huge asses? And that change is not even genetic, it is a lifestyle alteration.
The next evolution? Sadly I tend to believe the movie "Idiocracy" was more than a satire, but a portent of things to come.
"Once we get past eliminating birth defects, blue or brown eyes?"
A large percentage of babies are born with blue eyes.
My point on the "do we modify this child before birth" argument is that who decides, who makes these profound and lasting moral decisions?