are humans still evolving?
for all of you have said we are evolving SLOWLY you are saying something very MISLEADING.
we are indeed evolving FAST as a population, but the majority of our evolution is neutral meaning it confers no advantage or disadvantage in our fitness. this is why we can use SNPs and RFLPs as a measure of DNA fingerprints. Do you have any idea how much you and I would differ in the variable number tandem repeats at any particular loci?
@youcancallmejess -comment about the farmer breeding - this is not natural selection, it is artificial selection and the amount of heritable trait is determined by the narrow heritibility.
@arachnid - first comment we dont always need selection pressures to evolve, - random genetic drift
@sirdcc - I think you need to broaden your definition of evolution. Trust me, no matter what technology man has discovered, mutation will still lead to new variation
@arachnid third comment - saying we are 95% ape sort of implies we have 95% of the same phenotype as apes and so this is not true. However if you say we are genetically similiar to apes then it means we have similiar genetic content but never the less vastly differing phenotypes
***Do you see all those monkeys at the zoo, one they they're not gonna wake up and be humans because it never happend humans come from god not from apes***
There's so much wrong with this I'm not even sure where to begin.
- Individuals don't evolve, populations evolve. Your descendents will be slightly different from you.
- Nobody (sane) claims humans evolved from monkeys, or even from apes. Humans and apes have a common ancestor.
Perhaps instead of attacking a straw-man, you should spend some time learning the actual details of the theory you've already decided must be false.
***Evolution-The change of DNA within a Population, black people are a different race than white people because of the change of skin, we stayed inside because we thought it was attractive, they stayed out in the sun a lot.***
Uh, what? No, differences in skin coloration are due to the regions in which your ancestors lived - the higher the exposure to UV (eg, near the tropics), the darker the skin. It has nothing to do with "staying inside because we thought it was attractive".
We didn't evolve from apes, we evolved from a common ancestor.
People are evolving, and yes, the process is slow, but you can see evidence of it within new generations...for example, my generation is (on the average) taller than my parents generation, and my childrens generation is taller than mine. Also, there is evidence that people have been evolving in brainpower as well...we get smarter as generations pass.
Yes they are, ignore the uneducated comment above =D
But it is a very slow process and takes millions of years.
A more sped-up king of evolving is natural selection, like when farmers breed animals which have certain charactaristics that they want to produce a more productive/desired animal. This does not take million years it is like a sped up process of evolution.
Yes, humans are still evolving.
I beleive that we are no longer evolving due to the fact that we manipulate the enviroment around us not the other way around, like it was millions of years ago. no more survivul of the fittest so no, but we have so don't let all these bible bashing nut-jobs say "!theres no proof, im not 1/2 ape!!!" well humans are 95% ape so HA!
Yes - as long as there are selection pressures (things that make some individuals have more children than others), we continue to evolve. Most of those selection pressures are likely to be artificial, however - we live in an environment and society largely of our own construction.
I dont think we evolved from apes,
if we evovled from apes, how come there are still apes?
and even if we did evovle from apes, does that mean adam and eve were apes?
I dont think so...
Do you see all those monkeys at the zoo, one they they're not gonna wake up and be humans because it never happend humans come from god not from apes
***we're not 95% ape, we have a high percentage of genetic similarities with apes***
What's the difference? :)
we're not 95% ape, we have a high percentage of genetic similarities with apes
I'm hoping we get toe thumbs again... lol
yes... evolution is a continuous process
humans were never evolving...