[LINK] Human species 'may split in two'

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed Oct 18 19:57:21 AEST 2006

I read this article.  Thought it was pretty silly.  Britain still has  
an embedded class system where this kind of article makes sense.  In  
the new world societies it doesn't seem to make as much sense.  Still  
if the rich get richer at the rate we're going and pull back into  
gated communities, gated cities, gated states maybe it will happen  
but I doubt it.  Human societies aren't that stable as a rule.  Not  
on the timeline of evolution.  Genetic engineering may change that  
radically though.

On 2006 Oct 18, at 6:25 PM, Howard Lowndes wrote:

> <hfl>
> I'm sure someone will have some fun with this one.
> </hfl>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stm
> Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as  
> predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
> Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of  
> Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass  
> to emerge.
> The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a  
> decline due to dependence on technology.
> 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.
> [...]
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