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iniquity
10-23-2006, 11:09 PM
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Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.

People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

Race 'ironed out'

But in the nearer future, humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr Curry claims.

Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.

Women, on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features, he adds. Racial differences will be ironed out by interbreeding, producing a uniform race of coffee-coloured people.

However, Dr Curry warns, in 10,000 years time humans may have paid a genetic price for relying on technology.

Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals.

Receding chins

Social skills, such as communicating and interacting with others, could be lost, along with emotions such as love, sympathy, trust and respect. People would become less able to care for others, or perform in teams.

Physically, they would start to appear more juvenile. Chins would recede, as a result of having to chew less on processed food.

There could also be health problems caused by reliance on medicine, resulting in weak immune systems. Preventing deaths would also help to preserve the genetic defects that cause cancer.

Further into the future, sexual selection - being choosy about one's partner - was likely to create more and more genetic inequality, said Dr Curry.

The logical outcome would be two sub-species, "gracile" and "robust" humans similar to the Eloi and Morlocks foretold by HG Wells in his 1895 novel The Time Machine.

"While science and technology have the potential to create an ideal habitat for humanity over the next millennium, there is a possibility of a monumental genetic hangover over the subsequent millennia due to an over-reliance on technology reducing our natural capacity to resist disease, or our evolved ability to get along with each other, said Dr Curry.

He carried out the report for men's satellite TV channel Bravo.

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Sicka than aidZ
10-24-2006, 01:08 AM
strange

TAURO
10-24-2006, 11:22 AM
This is all just theoretical, scientists are always talking about stuff like this, wheather it's true or not we will never know.

Dokuro
10-24-2006, 11:29 AM
this bitch on is a base head

Skellington
10-24-2006, 12:20 PM
humans can split in two aswell.....

THE W
10-24-2006, 12:46 PM
This is all just theoretical, scientists are always talking about stuff like this, wheather it's true or not we will never know.
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WARPATH
10-24-2006, 04:13 PM
We're already split, question is when will we become one again?

CherChezLaMarauder
10-24-2006, 04:23 PM
I just caught another blonde moment.

After
looking athe introductory picture for a minute I thought I was reading that another human will develop on another man's body and that they'll literally spit.

front.Porch
10-24-2006, 04:24 PM
We're already split, question is when will we become one again?

Hold That.

Skellington
10-24-2006, 05:20 PM
I split females in half for a living

My First Timbs
10-24-2006, 07:29 PM
this article is chock full of errors about evolutionary theory and full of misunderstandings and assumptions...

its in no way a scientific evolutionary analysis...

take it from an evolutionary biologist..

Urban_Journalz
10-25-2006, 01:17 AM
I sincerely hopeI'm a mutant. Like Gambit or Nightcrawler. :cool:

maestro wooz
10-25-2006, 01:41 AM
ive hypothesized about this before, timbs youre saying its bs? It makes sense to me over the long long term. If you got money you dont marry some ugly, dumb, and short slob. It may not be a two species effect but i think it will definetley begin to show.

IrOnMaN
10-25-2006, 09:56 AM
Hmmmmmmm................... Until Jesus comes

Prolifical ENG
10-25-2006, 12:01 PM
this article is chock full of errors about evolutionary theory and full of misunderstandings and assumptions...

its in no way a scientific evolutionary analysis...

take it from an evolutionary biologist..

hahaha I was waiting for your post on this.

but of course when you are in a scientific field and see a public article about it, you will always find the loads of errors....in the past few years I am doing the same thing.

My First Timbs
10-25-2006, 06:25 PM
hahaha I was waiting for your post on this.

but of course when you are in a scientific field and see a public article about it, you will always find the loads of errors....in the past few years I am doing the same thing.

lol, yea.. after a while u cant help it... the obvious assumptions and errors pop right out at u

this article is good but it simply is nothing more than an "artistic extrapolation" of what could ocurr (its only one of a myriad of possibilities regarding human evolution)

human evolution would only occur this way if current assumptions held true and that environmental stressors and sexual stressors remained static and oriented in a fixed direction (this is rarely the case in biology)

dont get me wrong, the article presents a possibility....but nothing more...

another equal possibility is that over time all humans will develop to have green skin and 3 eyes.

It all depens on the environmental stressor and selection pressures.


one of the greatest lessons to learn about evolutionary biology is that evolution and the processes that drive it are all "Backward Facing", not "forward facing".

DigitalScience
10-25-2006, 07:22 PM
this is bullshit cause not everybody is gonna mix to make this come true. i'm tired of people sayin that.

Malcom Guevera
10-26-2006, 05:14 PM
This is all just theoretical, scientists are always talking about stuff like this, wheather it's true or not we will never know.


Society is based off this principle, what these scientist predict is accurate........