Re: Are We Still Evolving?

Nathan Keir Edel (
1 Nov 1995 05:25:20 GMT

: development is the result of our medical intervention, which allows
: all sorts of previously fatal genetic deficiencies to be preserved
: and passed on to future generations, as almost 100% of humans now
: surviving to adulthood will breed.

Um... no. Especially not in the industrialized world; the estimated of
women in the "white" U.S population who will remain childless throughout
their fertile period has been estimated as high as 34%.

Ironically, the populations with the least access to medicine -- third world
groups and minority groups in industrialized nations -- are those with the
lowest rates of female childlessness.