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The End of Human Evolution

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Started: 12/4/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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arthurli153

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Evolution is truly miraculous. The process of biological organisms producing offspring of higher complexity simply by means of natural selection is astounding. Although evolution is only the adaptation of a few genomes to changing circumstances, it has created countless species on our planet. However, our own species may have reached its genetic peak and is no longer capable of changing. This view is controversial. Nevertheless, most of mankind is no longer being influenced by the evolutionary forces.

According to Darwin's theory, individual animals best suited to their environments live longer and have more children, and so spread their genes through populations. This produces evolutionary changes. For example, animals that could reach the juiciest leaves on tall trees and therefore tended to eat well, live longer, and have more offspring. Eventually, some animals evolved to have longer neck, and those with shorter necks died out.

Evolutionary "dead ends" happens when an organism and its environment come into equilibrium or if the organism dies. At this point, any additional evolution is unnecessary. Humans have the distinct ability to change their environment. If a person does not like their environment, he can simply move away. In addition, the technology of the 21st century eliminated the need for evolution. With a little ingenuity, people can create tools to cover shortcomings. For example, humans on their own cannot travel great distances in a short period of time. However, with tools, such as bicycles, automobiles and planes we can travel across the globe in less than a few days.

In the Western world (where food, hygiene and medical advances are keeping virtually every member of society alive), it is easier to pass bad genes to the next. The process of natural selection is no longer applies to many human civilizations. Virtually everybody's genes will make it into the next generation, not only those who are best adapted to their environments.

Humans are at the end of the evolutionary line. We are not going to see any changes, apart from ones we deliberately introduce ourselves. When we start to bio-engineer people, by introducing genes into their bodies, so they live longer or are stronger and healthier.
bren15101

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hi. thank you to my opponent and thank you to the readers who will be reading this. i know that my opponent view is that we humans are not evolving anymore because we will be fine the way we are right now. But i beg to differ. What will happen if the world was suppose to end this year on December 21 2012. The apocolypse will come and what will the humans will do in this difficult time. So people might have some kind talent or something in order to help them with this. This is when and why the human evolution can come in handy. Also people should not just rule out human evolution because what if people will evolve into something that can be helpful wih to face the apocolypes or the Merlin calender. With these new talents people can survive the apocolypes and what is about to come because of it. people think that people who will evolve into something like having gills or a tail, wings an etc will be freaks and should be destroyed, killed, locked up in a cage for the safety. According to Blue,"there will always be mutations, and some of those mutations are bound to be adaptive in the environments of the future, so that they will be selected for. The engines that propel evolution mutation, adaptation, natural selection are always at work, even on our own species.
It just takes a while sometimes for their effects to become apparent"(Blue 2002). This expalins that if the world is about to end humans are able to mutate into something that will find a way to help them to survive and live in the world where it can be hard and competitve aduring and after the end of the world or the apocolypse. When the world will "end", medicine will be out of busniss and people do always get sick and get wounded so if people are able to evolve in to something that will help them to survive without any nurses, doctors and medication, people's chances will be able to survive will be completely high. An exampleof this will be when people will have the ability to recoperate very fast or heal fast, they will be able to survive and will be able to pass on these powers or talents to their children when they reproduce.This is when the suriviall of the fittest will come in and will be very handy.
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