Human Evolution has speeded up apparently...

@babykay (2133)
Ireland
December 11, 2007 11:09am CST
...in the past 5,000 years genetic change has occurred at a rate roughly 100 times higher than any other period say scientists in the United States. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7132794.stm And it appears that the paths genetic diversification are leading genes is distinctive in different areas. Does this mean that we are evolving into different species of human? That we will have different 'breeds'? How can this be so.
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@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
11 Dec 07
This explains the theory that Monkeys evolved from Man. If you watch your fellow humans Carefully you can easily see evidence of this evolution. Its also very obvious if you study monkeys at the Zoo. Many human traits show up every day when your neighbors are having a Monkey party next door.
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
15 Dec 07
yes indeed, I see your point. Its the thought that there could be groups of people who are really really different from other groups that scares me.
@kurtbiewald (2627)
• United States
11 Dec 07
interesting maybe groups have been somewhat isolated for the first 80 or so of the past 100 generations at least in my family tree people got around quite a bit and mixed with other groups quite a bit with air travel in the past 2 generations or so, I seriously doubt that groups will live in isolation and create different species of humans (a species is a group that can't mate and produce fertile offspring) it could take maybe 100,000 generations for that to happen if 2 groups were isolated ( a guess) maybe way more than that. Its only been 2000 generations since everyone was black and lived in Africa