Projecting human evolution: 5 traits we might possess in the future

08/11/2013 11:00

ByBryan Nelson

Given the growing evidence that humans are still evolving, it's worth asking: What might we be evolving into? A recent study out of the University of Sheffield has found that humans are still subject to Darwinian selection, in spite of the modern wonders of medicine and technology.Of course, the idea that humans are still evolving is one that has never been legitimately questioned. In fact, according to an evolutionary principle called the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, evolutionary change is a mathematical necessity so long as at least one of the following influences occur to a genetic population: mutation, non-random mating (including sexual selection), gene flow, genetic drift or natural selection. [Read more] ...