• Question: do you think we will evolve more? if so what do you think we will look like?? xx

    Asked by cheezybeanz to Tim, Mark, Jo, Donna on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I do think that we will evolve more if there are more pressures on human life. If the climater does change it is likely that we will all have darker skin – also the human race seems to be getting taller (check out Japan!) – what do you think will happen to the human race?

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I’m not so sure we will, cheezy! 🙂

      We’ve got everything we need and evolution tends to bring in what’s needed and phase out what’s not. It’d be good to fly but there’s no need for it as you’ll just hop on a plane.

      We might develop bigger brains in the future to cope with more information so our heads might grow bigger!

    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      Hi Cheezybeanz – good to chat with you the other day.

      I do not think we are really evolving at the moment. There is no selection pressure on us to evolve. In a way, evolution has moved from the natural world, to technology. Now technology evolves to allow us to do things that we could never have done before, it allows us to live in climates that we would never have been able to live in (like in space in a space station, or under the sea in a submarine). We have air conditioning for the summer and central heating for the winter. Also, we look after the weaker people in our society (or at least we should) and so they survive to reproduce, rather than dying out.

      So I do not think we are evolving.