Humans Are Still Evolving, In A Weird Way

Posted: Nov 17 2016, 12:26pm CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Humans are Still Evolving, In a Weird Way
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It is often said that humans have morphed themselves into the masters of our biological destiny. We've seized control of the evolution we are going through and eliminating the death and suffering that we have experienced in the past.

We've taken control of things like famine and hunger in many parts of the world. Most people have access to high-quality food at any time of the year. We've learned how to tame deadly diseases through vaccines and antibiotics.

Now we can control our fertility, even though people are more mature than they have ever been. Many people choose who they marry, whether that is someone you've known forever or someone across the planet. In some places, you can marry the same sex.

We have dramatically extended our lives through nutrition and medical care, and the population has drastically grown.

It has taken us a long time to get here, but we've made it. Not only have we impacted ourselves, but we've impacted the evolutionary fate of millions of species.

So what is our future?

Well, it looks like our reproductive spans are getting longer and longer for both men and women.We are also getting taller, for some of us, and some people are actually getting shorter, according to The Conversation.

As we've known for some time, we are maturing at a faster rate. This isn't doing harm thanks to improvements in hygiene, public health, and medical care.

Another strange thing is that the genes for blonde hair and blue eyes have been under selection for the last two millennia. It looks like, for now at least, gentlemen really prefer blondes.

Who knows how we are really going to turn out, but being able to predict it could prevent problems.

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