We share good ideas and conversation here.   Login, Join Us, or Take a Tour!
comment by OftenBen
OftenBen  ·  320 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

Humans have not stopped evolving. We didn't hit Homo Sapiens Sapiens and then our genome just hit a freeze. Our selective pressures have changed. Most people will have kids, the real questions to ask are 'who isn't having kids?' and 'who is having the most kids?' The answers to those questions determine the composition of the next generation.

flagamuffin  ·  320 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Existentialist  ·  320 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think the article suggested that humans stopped evolving. Just that c-sections are causing potentially negative change.

OftenBen  ·  320 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The article didn't mention it, but it's a commonly held belief that evolution is no longer acting Homo Sapiens because almost everybody is having kids.