According to an evolutionary theorist, humanity may diverge into two sub-species over the next 100,000 years.
So. Apart from the fact that anyone who has visited Wales would argue that this is already happening, does anyone think this is a likely scenario?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.
I don't. I think that the urge to reproduce is too unfocussed to allow for it. As Goldie Hawn once said "Men would feck mud". No matter how ugly the "Morlocks" became some of the "Eloi" would still mate with them. I hesitate to mention Wales again, but you can see from Cardiff University students that intelligent, educated young, fit men will still mate with anything, given enough beer.
Seriously, though. Does anyone think that in 100,000 years the human races will look like this?
You have to bear in mind that this is an artist's impression; real "gracile" human men "will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises."