- Kimberly Kaminski
- Boston, MA
- United States
Post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School
We have become a strong "force" that is impacting and/or directing the evolution of many other species, as well as the planet.
In Harvey Fineberg's talk it is mentioned that we construct our environment to adapt to us more and more. In this way, it becomes less and less necessary for us to adapt to it.
In our efforts to adapt our environment to our needs, we have changed ecosystems, and parts of the world. In this light, we become something equivalent to the "force of nature" (that would propagate our continued natural evolution), but we are imposing this force on the rest of the world, and other species.
Is this good? Is it bad? I don't know. Have the natural forces that have brought us to where we are today in our evolution been good or bad? Both, I think. Whether good, or bad - it is a difference, and we are still largely unaware of the effects.