Convoluted human evolution: We are in control (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, May 09, 2017, 12:12 (197 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: Natural evolution is over. We are now in control:

https://singularityhub.com/2017/03/26/the-rise-of-a-new-species-of-human-being/

A pretty depressing but thought-provoking argument article.

QUOTE: "Yes. Most evolution doesn’t work. 99 percent of the species that have ever lived are extinct. Evolution is actually a continuous set of experiments, many of which fail. It would not be surprising to see some things go horribly wrong. That is simply what happens in nature.”

He obviously isn’t a great fan of your concept of divine design!

DAVID’s comment: On the basis of this article I think evolution is in our hands and is over unless we engineer more of it.

We have no idea what the universe will throw at us in the next few thousand million years, so I would be very hesitant to assume that evolution is over, but as long as our planet continues to sustain life forms as we know them, I would have to agree. Presumably this is where theists might wonder what their God is up to. Simply watching the spectacle? Sloped off to watch something else? Poised to do an almighty dabble? What do you reckon?


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