Plus there is his nephew Kevin
Originally posted by Frosty
Adaptation and evolution are different things. Humans will always adapt; nothing can stop what must be done. All creatures adjust themselves to their surroundings, as well as make efforts to adjust their surroundings to themselves, and it has nothing to do with genetics.
It has everything to do with genetics. Again, going back to that sickle cell trait I was talking about, why is that gene prsent in much higher numbers in populations exposed to malaria? Simple, because it is selected for. People without it it die much earlier, while those with it live to have kids. The population as a whole becomes adapted to survive in that enviornment.
I doubt, however, that we will ever really evolve any further physically. It's simple, random mutations occur in a species' DNA over long stretches of time. If those mutations make the species' rate of reproduction increase, they stay. If they are a failure, the creatures that have them generally don't stick around too long.
Society has effectively halted any further evolution that might have occurred.
A lot of people say that in the future, people won't have any hair anymore, that we'll have evolved it out. That's a fallacy. A complete lack of body hair would offer no competitive advantage, mostly because we're no longer competing. In fact, it might prove to be a problem, since ugly no-hair people couldn't get h0t dates.
We stopped our own evolution long ago. Tolwyn's tactics would've achieved nothing more than death. Now if I could only get my hands on some of those bombs... you couldn't imagine how many people I'd program out of existence. [/B]