Tim asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

What will happen if and when humans evolve again ?

It happened in prehistoric times when other human species became extinct such as cro magnon what happens in a much more advanced future do we fight against this or embrace it

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  • 1 month ago

    People are continuing to evolve.

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  • JimZ
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    2 months ago

    Even at its fastest, evolution is a relatively slow process and is too slow to make conclusive predictions at where it is headed.  Evolution isn't a process that can stop. It can slow down and speed up but it never stops.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Whatever we want to evolve into. Human evolution will be under human control.,through recombinate DNA and other techniques.

    Let's hope they will not have back and neck problems, from staring at computer screens all day.😣😣😣

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  • 2 months ago

    Sorry to tell you this but we never stopped evolving.  We are taller and smarter and generally healthier than those earlier species, but we are ALSO on the average taller and smarter and healthier than men of ancient Rome - which is a LOT more recent than prehistoric Man.

    Evolution time scales are SO slow that you don't see it in normal human lifetimes.  It takes a few hundred generations for even a very small change to become prominent.

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  • 2 months ago

    I'm just a quark, Hadron is my goal.  From there maybe Human someday. If they still exist.  

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  • 2 months ago

    They will become Gods....... with brain tumors + limp legs + no arms

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Cro-Magnons were the ancestors of modern Europeans. Europeans evolved from Central Asians who entered Europe 40,000 years ago, and Central Asians in turn evolved from Africans who migrated out of Africa 60,000 years ago.

    In fact, all non-Africans, including Asians, Australian aborigines, Melanesians, Polynesians, native Americans and Europeans, shared an African ancestor 60,000 years ago, and that ancestor is most closely related to the San Bushmen of Africa.

    When the Central Asians entered Europe, there were Neanderthals there. They evolved from Homo erectus that had migrated out of Africa. Africans also evolved from an African population of H. erectus. Modern humans caused the extinction of Neanderthals in Europe, and H. erectus in both Africa and Asia. H. erectus in turn replaced Australopithecines. Therefore throughout the history of humans, we have seen new species evolve and then coexist with other species that are close relatives but eventually only one species survived while others became extinct. We do not know why but the most likely reason is that the newly evolved species were better suited to survive in a difficult environment and outcompeted others. Warfare may also be involved. If two species are similar with similar needs, then one of them is likely to become extinct unless one or both of them evolve to be different enough to avoid competition. Scientists call such extinctions competitive exclusion, and they use the term niche differentiation or divergence when two species continue to coexist but evolve to be different.

    So, if a new species were to evolve, we may see competition between the new one and us. If the new species is better, then it may replace us. If we are better, then we may exterminate them. Warfare may also result. For a new species to evolve, the environment must change because otherwise any new traits may well be maladaptive and be eliminated. If the environment changes drastically (e.g. the earth gets very hot and dry because of run away global warming), then a new species that is better adapted to the new environment may well replace us, because most humans could not cope with the new environment, and perish, while the new, better adapted species take over vacant land that we once occupied, without any need for warfare. That may have been how our species replaced our ancestor, H. erectus, in Africa.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    nobody knows, as there is no way to tell which traits will go extinct nor what new mutations will happen and spread

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Humans will not evolve. The only evolution that occurs is microevolution, small genetic variations within genetic realm. Macroevolution does not exist. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The human species is always evolving, it just takes a really long time.

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