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Are Humans De-Evolving?
Any other animal on our planet depends on its eyes, ears, nose and physical being to survive. These combined with an instinct inbred to them over thousands of years, assist them to survive and evolve.
Their hearing, sight and sense of smell enable them to either detect predators or find prey.
Their physical abilities enable them to either escape predators or catch prey.
When their adversaries evolve better, they either evolve as well or become extinct.
Some young Turkeys were taken straight from being hatched, to a pen separate from their mother. After a few days, in which time they had no contact with any animal an experiment was done. A cross was passed over their pen to cast a shadow. When the long part of the cross was to the front, giving a shadow similar to perhaps a Goose, there was no reaction from the young Turkeys. When the short part of the cross was to the front, giving a shadow of perhaps a Hawk, the young Turkeys became anxious and started running around.
The young birds had had no contact with adult birds; they were acting on instinct inbred to them and passed on by generations.
We are losing the benefit of all our senses. Technology is taking over.
We no longer use our eyes in the same way. Many today are shortsighted but these days we look at everything through glass. We use telescopes and binoculars to see far, microscopes to see near and look at the glass panels of televisions, monitors and cell phones. In generations from now, they will all be far sighted, not being able to see anything that isn’t glass in front of their eyes.
We no longer use our sense of smell for what it was intended. We cover natural smells and overpower ones we do not like; eventually we could lose that sense entirely.
Our ears are covered in headphones or stuffed with ear plugs. We no longer listen for natural warning noises that danger may be approaching.
Our limbs are getting weaker. We sit in front of monitors or TVs, not even moving to change channel. We use mechanical transport at every opportunity. Every task that we used to do with our natural abilities has had a technical assistant created to assist us.
Technology is changing all the time. This means that what we experience today will be different for our children and so experience [or instinct] is unable to be passed from one generation to the next. Our instincts have already died as an evolutionary tool.
OK you say but our minds are developing. How?
Yes we have technology and we know how to use it but as a species, do we individually know how to create it?
We are not getting smarter and if you don’t believe me look at the school examination standards today and compare them with forty years ago.
Technology allows us to progress further and do more things but as individuals, without technology, we can do far less today than we could in the past.
Our species will not become extinct because of some natural disaster or alien invasion. Our species has already started the process of our own species suicide.
A single solar flare, bringing all our technology to a halt, would lead to our inability to feed ourselves, cloth ourselves or heal ourselves: we would be at the mercy of nature. Predators, that have continued to evolve, would suddenly have a new prey, one that had no instinct for survival and no physical powers to defend themselves: humans.
We have already lost most of the natural abilities that we gained over thousands and thousands of years of evolution. We will probably lose the rest over the next couple of generations.
Technology is not helping mans evolution, it is hampering it.
Evolution is the advancement of a species through it’s inter- action with other natural animals and natural elements, without outside interference such as technology.
We, as a species, are de-evolving at a rate many times faster than that with which we evolved.
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