Aries asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 4 weeks ago

Are humans still evolving? ?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Humans and all other species are evolving, but only through microevolution. We may get rid of a hereditary disease through survival of the fittest. However, we are NOT evolving in terms of macroevolution. A new type of species will not spontaneously appear after millions of years. We have a limited amount of genetic variety that still keeps us within the human species forever. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, but we won't change much within our short lifetimes. Evolution takes millions of years to become noticeable, but it is always happening, subtly. You're slightly different from your parents, and your children (if you choose to have any) will be slightly different from you, and so will their children, and etc. Eventually, those small changes will accumulate, and humans will noticeably change.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    To a degree, yes, but possibly not by much .Punctuated equilibrium is a theory in evolutionary biology which proposes that once a species appears in the fossil record the population will become stable, showing little evolutionary change for most of its geological history. This state of little or no morphological change is called stasis.

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  • JimZ
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    3 weeks ago

    Anon got it right.  Of course we are.  If someone dies of a disease, that means that their genes were removed from the pool and those that survived that disease will be more likely to pass on offspring to continue the line.  People chose who they like so certain features are sexually selected overtime and those things change a bit.  In the short term, there is very little difference but I suspect that not only are we evolving, we are evolving at an accelerated rate.  

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes of course. Evolution is heritable change, or changes that can be passed along to future generations. Individual humans are subject to natural selection. For example, some people are naturally more likely to get skin or eye cancer because of the color of their eyes and skin. Some people are more likely to be addicted to deadly drugs because of their genetics. The sum total of these individual natural selection outcomes will likely change the frequencies of some genes in the entire species. Evolution is defined as a change in gene frequency, since it is heritable change. The amount of change will likely be slight unless the environment changes drastically. If global warming continues, we may see a change in the body proportions of the average human, because many people who are adapted to cold climates will be more likely to perish than those who can tolerate a hot environment. For example, a heat wave in Europe kills a lot more people than similar temperatures in Africa or the Middle East.

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  • Dave
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Absolutely if humans live for another 10,000 years and someway you were able see one

    I would bet you would be amazed at the difference

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  • Rick
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    We're tentatively coming-out with Human 2.0 sometime in '25 or '26 ....................................

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