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Do you believe that evolution is ultimately over for humans?

The term 'evolution' refers not to just small or extreme changes in genetics but also small or extreme changes in physical characterisitcs and prowess.

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    Jun 11 2012: Through acts of charity (Special Education programs) and the development of new drugs (allergy pills/antibiotics), I think it's fair to say that we've nearly eliminated Darwinian evolution from our species.

    While I thought this was a bad thing, I came to the realization that many of the people that have been saved by these evolution-barriers have contributed in huge ways to our society. I think that we’re at a point where social/cultural evolution is more important than the evolution of our physical composition.

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