Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Human species split into two already?

The BBC today reports that the 'human species may split into two in 100 000 years time'.

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

Ummm, I think Oliver may be lagging behind the pace a bit here. I mean, 100 000 years time? Come on!! We’ve got plenty dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures runnin’ round right now.

They do have a habit of presiding over the fate of entire countries though. Kinda don’t make sense really. I’d say that there theory needs some refinin’.