Are we impacting our own evolution?
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26-05-2014, 06:04 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 05:51 PM)Charis Wrote:  
(26-05-2014 05:48 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Welcome back, djk. Sounds like you've been studying stuff since we last met. I look froward to being enlightened.

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Has this anything to do with the afore-mentioned kindling?

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26-05-2014, 06:07 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 05:42 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(26-05-2014 03:36 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Has anyone read this book?

The 10,000 Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human EVolution by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

It sounds interesting and is on my wish list on my Kindle It claims that there has been evolutionary changes in the past 10,000 years beginning with the rise of agriculture and modern living. Modern living- that is to say not living in a cave.

Sounds like social evolution.

I've not read it but look forward to your show and tell after you're kindled.

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There is the evolution of lactose tolerance in some herding societies.

This is a clear example of biological evolution in human history, and it continues.

One could call it social/biological co-evolution - human behavior affecting biology.

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26-05-2014, 06:26 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 05:42 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(26-05-2014 03:36 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Has anyone read this book?

The 10,000 Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human EVolution by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

It sounds interesting and is on my wish list on my Kindle It claims that there has been evolutionary changes in the past 10,000 years beginning with the rise of agriculture and modern living. Modern living- that is to say not living in a cave.

Sounds like social evolution.

I've not read it but look forward to your show and tell after you're kindled.

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No not social evolution, actual evolution. It's apparently subtle but still there. And yes, I'll give you all the low-down when I finish reading the book. Gotta find the time to read it though.

Here's a review from a science blog..

http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/book...-2009.html

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26-05-2014, 06:48 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 05:48 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Welcome back, djk. Sounds like you've been studying stuff since we last met. I look froward to being enlightened.

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Yeah, I was into Stefan Molyneux aka FDR (just like Luminox) for a while and was able to learn about philosophy and other stuff until I became overwhelmed by the religious tones of his content and the cult-like mentality that permeates within the FDR community. I noticed Chippy denigrated Molyneux in a post here in TTA I wanted to asked him why and how is he not a thinker as he put it.

Glad to be back, not as dogmatic over here.

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26-05-2014, 08:18 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 06:26 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Here's a review from a science blog..

Actually, yes, that does look interesting.

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26-05-2014, 08:25 PM
RE: Are we impacting our own evolution?
(26-05-2014 06:26 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(26-05-2014 05:42 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Sounds like social evolution.

I've not read it but look forward to your show and tell after you're kindled.

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No not social evolution, actual evolution. It's apparently subtle but still there. And yes, I'll give you all the low-down when I finish reading the book. Gotta find the time to read it though.

Here's a review from a science blog..

http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/book...-2009.html

Well, we know there are actual legitimate traits which have evolved (ie, spread) rapidly in response to cultural development (lactose and alcohol metabolism perhaps being the most salient).

There aren't many genotypic variations we can isolate with sufficient temporal specificity to really follow up on...

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