• Question: if we are evolving what are we evolving into?

    Asked by louiise to Vera on 13 Jun 2011.
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      Vera Weisbecker answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      There isn’t much work on this as far as I know, simply because it is a very contentious issue. For example, if we find out that one particular group of people is better (or worse) “adapted” to today’s environments than others, then that will automatically lead to issues of racism and discrimination. So people prefer not to make too many predictions (which may as well turn out ot be wrong). One thing though – people have been getting taller and taller in the last few hundred years, so perhaps humans are evolving into giants?