Sir David Attenborough is wrong – humans are still evolving

Sir David Attenborough

 

The notion that human evolution has reached an endpoint overlooks the complex interplay between genes and our environment.

So have we, in Attenborough’s words “put a halt to natural selection”, the major force of evolution, which drives adaptation, creating and destroying exquisitely variable species at its whim? The short answer is “no”. In fact, there is not a population on the planet that is free from the forces of nature in this way, and in fact it is hard to imagine how there ever could be.

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