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  1. #1 Human Evolution and Enviornment 
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    How do you think that the changing enviornment (global warming, etc..) will change human evolution, Alot of people are building conspiracy theories, and im not sure who to believe..


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    what conspiracy theories are you thinking about?


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    No change, id the environment changes to such an extent that we need to evolves to adapt to it, it will already be too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    No change, id the environment changes to such an extent that we need to evolves to adapt to it, it will already be too late.
    Therefore there will be a reduction in total population. Certain phenotypes will be favoured. The allele frequency in the population will change. Therefore evolution will have occured and will be different from what it would have been without global warming.
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    Therefore there will be a reduction in total population. Certain phenotypes will be favoured. The allele frequency in the population will change. Therefore evolution will have occured and will be different from what it would have been without global warming.
    so do you consider massacre to be a process of evolution?
    i'm not digging at you im just curious
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    If I might chip in here, massacre would be more like unnatural selection surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacketate
    Therefore there will be a reduction in total population. Certain phenotypes will be favoured. The allele frequency in the population will change. Therefore evolution will have occured and will be different from what it would have been without global warming.
    so do you consider massacre to be a process of evolution?
    i'm not digging at you im just curious
    evolution = a change in the gene frequencies of a population. As long as the massacre isn't 100% random, then yes, most likely it would result in an evolutionary change. As Ophiolite said, probably certain genotypes or people in certain regions would survive better than others.

    I always like to say that anything done by humans can be argued to be somewhat natural, as we ourselves are products of nature - but anyway, a massacre for which a human or humans are largely responsible might not be natural selection, but it would be a type of selection nonetheless.
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