Big brain evolution: our mutation rate is slowing (Evolution)

by dhw, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 13:14 (177 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID’s comment: We recently had a discussion about human mutation rate and the affect of a small population size affecting the speed of evolution of humans. I couldn't locate it and have placed this here as also appropriate. If our rate is getting so slow, perhaps it might be seen as supporting my contention that evolution is over with us as the end point.

Even if we are the end point, that does not mean that we were the one and only purpose from the very beginning, which is the “contention” that causes all the contortions in your logic. But let’s meet in, say, a thousand million years’ time, and see what evolution has produced.


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