Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species (TED by Juan Enriquez, Steve Gullans

By Juan Enriquez, Steve Gullans

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There were at the least 25 prototype people. we're yet another version, and there's no facts evolution has stopped. Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans, of the world's most outstanding technological know-how authors, researchers, and marketers, take you right into a global the place people more and more form their setting, their very own selves, and different species. through the tip you can see a extensive, and occasionally frightening, map of lifestyles science-driven switch. not only bodies can be altered yet our center non secular, executive, and social constructions as humankind makes the transition to a brand new species, a Homo evolutis, which without delay and intentionally controls its personal evolution and that of many different species.

About the authors:
Juan Enriquez thinks and writes in regards to the profound adjustments that genomics and different lifestyles sciences will reason in company, expertise, politics and society.

Steve Gullans is an skilled investor, entrepreneur and scientist. He co-founded RxGen a pharmaceutical companies company.

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Second, there is comparative anatomy, the comparative study of living forms; and the related disciplines of comparative embryology, cytology, ethology, biogeography, and others. In recent years the comparative study of informational macromolecules – proteins and nucleic acids – has become a powerful tool for the study of evolution’s history. We saw earlier how the results from these disciplines demonstrate that evolution has occurred. Advanced methods have now been developed to reconstruct evolution’s history.

The question is Where does one go from here? Does one want to argue as does Bowler that this intermediary science was good quality science albeit non-Darwinian, and that it led in an important way to the modern theory of evolution? 3 Origin of Life this non-Darwinian science was an absolute disaster for the history of evolutionary theory? That it was second-rate, if science at all, and often was used simply as a vehicle for quasi-religious ideas, and that the development to the modern theory in the 1920s and 1930s took place only because the new practitioners turned their backs on or were ignorant of what had gone before?

This is not to say that the transition from one stratum to another always involves sudden changes in morphology; on the contrary, fossil forms often persist virtually unchanged through several geologic strata, each representing millions of years. Paleontologists attributed the apparent morphological discontinuities in the fossil record to the discontinuity of the sediments; that is, to substantial time gaps encompassed in the boundaries between strata. The assumption was that, if the fossil deposits were more continuous, they would show a more gradual transition of forms.

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