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Will humans will evolve into another species with 27 million years?

Asked by: Neurax
  • Probably before that.

    The microscopic changes in humans is noticeable in the past few thousand years. Multiple centimeters in average human height have been added in the past few thousand years, whos to say we won't look very different in the next 10,000 years? In terms of new SPECIES, that probably won't happen very soon. Our insides aren't changing very much with the modern lifestyle, because our evolutionary fitness isn't a factor anymore. You could blend in to the ground or not, have a huge nose or not, be taller or not, none of those will affect your survival (In first world countries. Or most countries). Something needs to affect your survival in a noticeable way in order for natural selection to happen, but, over the course of 27,000,000 years, it's going to happen whether we want it or not.

  • We would look so different

    In 27million years we would look so different from being on different planets, we would have to adapt to the change of gravity and maybe we would use a new substance on a new planet. Like c'mon man its 27million years. If were gonna be on Mars in 2055 were do you think we will be in 27,002,016? We might even grow tentacle fingers from tapping on our i phones, androids and more so much. We might have a way smaller head, scientist have proved we use 10%less of our brains in 10,000 years from having life easier, how do you think our brains will look in 27million years? What do you think?

  • We would look so different

    In 27million years we would look so different from being on different planets, we would have to adapt to the change of gravity and maybe we would use a new substance on a new planet. Like c'mon man its 27million years. If were gonna be on Mars in 2055 were do you think we will be in 27,002,016? We might even grow tentacle fingers from tapping on our i phones, androids and more so much. We might have a way smaller head, scientist have proved we use 10%less of our brains in 10,000 years from having life easier, how do you think our brains will look in 27million years? What do you think?

  • We would look so different

    In 27million years we would look so different from being on different planets, we would have to adapt to the change of gravity and maybe we would use a new substance on a new planet. Like c'mon man its 27million years. If were gonna be on Mars in 2055 were do you think we will be in 27,002,016? We might even grow tentacle fingers from tapping on our i phones, androids and more so much. We might have a way smaller head, scientist have proved we use 10%less of our brains in 10,000 years from having life easier, how do you think our brains will look in 27million years? What do you think?

  • Given enough time

    Given enough time, the human race will have many different genetic differences. Even today, we are very different from humans who lived hundreds of years ago. Average intelligence, hieght, age, and more are changing. While much of it is due to better nutrition, living conditions, etc, there is still some that is genetic.

  • Yes in 27 Million years

    27 Million years hmmm yeah of course, we will be on different planets and totally different environments with different gravity effect yes gravity takes a big tole in changing your body shape. Most people are thinking we will be on Earth forever but we won't we will be on other planets and other intense environments that will slowly change us humans into different species.

  • A flawed question...

    I agree with ZebramZee. In a sense, every species is always evolving. It's just a matter of which qualities die out and which new qualities makes it more likely that the animal will pass on its genes. The question, "Well, when did a chicken become a chicken?" as an argument against evolution, for example, is a stupid question (or rather one that is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the concept of evolution). Chickens are chickens to us because the animals that we call chickens are very similar to one another and probably chickens can only reproduce with other chickens. But no two chickens are exactly the same (unless cloned, I suppose, or can chickens have identical twins?), and (this is perhaps not the best example since chickens are actually subjected to artificial selection) certain genes thrive and certain genes die. We are all ever-evolving.

    So technically the question maybe should be "will we split into two subspecies." Maybe if we have to relocate to different planets - isolation of a subset of the species is an essential condition for the evolution of a "new species" with obviously different characterizations from the original animal.

  • There is no such thing as a 'species.'

    The term 'species' is a meaningless concept. There are no fundamental differences between any one species and another, like a human and a cat. There may be a greater difference between a cat and a human, but there is still a difference between one human and another human. Thus, it does not make sense to divide matter, whether animal or otherwise, into these artificial blocks called 'species.'

  • Humans will change their own genes artificially, we dont evolve anymore

    Humans are not under nature's influence anymore.
    Evolution happens for 2 reasons: random changes in genes and survival of the fittest.
    Humans in the modern world are not simply trying to survive anymore.
    But mostly: 27 million years is a pretty long time, if we don't destroy the planet by then, then our technological advancements will allow us to do anything we want with genes. We will not be waiting for nature anymore to improve our body.

  • Not According to the Odds.

    99% of all species that has ever existed has gone extinct. Granted, with our special adaptations, specifically our intellect and scientific reasoning, we could conceivably improve those odds, but I can't imagine by much. But just from the odds, it doesn't look good.

    I hope I'm wrong. There is no plan in evolution, no anticipation for the future, so we really can't say if we will. It will be up to the environmental demands on our species, and perhaps even our own.


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