Re: Further Evolution beyond the Human?

9 Oct 1996 13:40:33 GMT

Adam Hibbert ( wrote:

: Evolution ain't finished out there in the Naturally-determined world
: (wherever that might be these days), but when was the last time *you*
: assessed a mate on his/her apparent reproductive potential? Humans aren't
: evolving genetically because we have all latched on to a much faster and
: more competitive level of evolution; cultural-scientific evolution. Genes
: are just not an issue. There is *no* systematic pressure on a gene strain
: from reproductive competition in human culture.

Unless blatant stupidity is something that can (or can't) be weeded out
of the gene pool. What springs immediately to mind: the kids that died
whilst they imitated a scene in some movie (it might have been called
"The Program") wherein characters in the movie lay along the center-line
of a busy high-speed roadway for some sort of kicks. The stupidity of
such actions ensured that neither their specific arrangements of genes,
nor their specific arrangements of memes (if it were their memes that
made them so foolish), would get passed on to any children they might
have had.

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