×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Humans Evolving 100 Times Faster Than Ever

bourne Devolution (584 comments)

I have sometimes wondered if our ability to technologically compensate for previously fatal traits - like type II diabetes, say - means that we will encourage the growth of such undesirable traits through increased proliferation (e.g., spawning of child processes).

Also consider the up-tick in dangerous or non-neurotypical conditions in the first world (i.e., US) versus the third world: lower fertility rate, peanut allergies (does ANYBODY over 30 remember not bringing peanut butter to school?), and Autism-spectrum reorders.

(Most importantly, ObB5:
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [wincing] You haven't changed.
Timov: You have. You've devolved.
)

about 7 years ago

Submissions

bourne hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

bourne has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?