Damon Morelli Posted about 3 years ago Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species? I would really like Juan Enriquez to clarify on this comment board if, when he states that humans are beginning to "directly and deliberately control the evolution" of the species, he believes this proposition is a conscious process, and one that is compatible with evolutionary theory. I am questioning the implication that evolution can be a conscious process, in which a desired outcome can be anticipated. Juan's examples of Autism reflecting evolution at work are more in line with my understanding of evolution. Evolution does not occur because we consciously choose it--that implies determination. Evolution is a constant ongoing process of life at a variety of scales. We are never directly and deliberately in control. The idea that we can anticipate the genetic drift of our species is somewhat mildly arrogant. Excellent presentation Juan Enriquez. I haven't felt compelled to comment on a TED talk in quite some time. Thank you.