• Question: Is it possible that humans will evolve in the future?

    Asked by sugarskies77 to Daniel, Jon, Louise, Sharon, Zoe on 22 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Louise Dash

      Louise Dash answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Almost certainly – we’re probably evolving right now! I’m not a specialist in evolution, but can imagine that maybe one day in the distant future we’ll evolve to be able to live in space, that would be fun! I’m not sure if we’ll be able to evolve superpowers like in X-men though, that would be even more fun! 😀

    • Photo: Sharon Sneddon

      Sharon Sneddon answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Yes, I believe that as humans, we are constantly evolving, and we will continue to do so in the future!

    • Photo: Jon Copley

      Jon Copley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Sure – we’ve still evolving all the time. Evolution is about changes that happen in species as responses to changes in their environment that affect their survival.

      Although we have in some ways taken control of our environment, and eradicated many diseases that can kill people, we’re not isolated from evolutionary processes yet.

    • Photo: Zoe Duck

      Zoe Duck answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      yes! Its pretty certain, humans are evolving all the time and will continue to do so.

    • Photo: Daniel Richardson

      Daniel Richardson answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      When people think of humans evolving they tend to think of dramatic changes and improvements (like in heros).

      it’s pretty certain that our DNA will undergo systematic change, because of mutation (that is always happening) and because of changes in our environment that dictate who gets to live and who gets to breed. So yes, we will look and act differently in the future, it’s inescapable. But these changes happen very slowly. It is more likely that developments in medicine and technology will change how will look and act in the future