No, we are not evolving but we are mutating,
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Yes, from a biological perspective human beings are still evolving. Every generation is slightly different from the last, these changes can be extremely minor but after thousands or millions of generations these minor changes won't seem so minor after all. On an individual level human beings do not evolve biologically.
From a cultural perspective it could be argued that human beings are struggling to evolve. We've made some serious progress in the last few centuries, what with abolishing slavery (in the vast majority of countries anyway) and working for equal rights regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We still have a long way to go before our species reaches any kind of equilibrium with itself or nature.
Biological evolution among humans does indeed occur, but its impact is less than behavioral adaptation. We have made living arrangements that not only allow us to proceed with what we flatter ourselves is progress but also shelter us from the natural selection that is an essential element of generational shift. We have slowed evolution so sharply that so far as we can tell mankind has not changed substantially from the dawn of history.
That does not imply devolution, a concept dependent on objective standards. It does imply fossilization of the species, a risky business.
It sure seems that if the Vikings were considered very tall and we know they averaged about 5.7 inches, then westerners must be evolving at least in height. And the same I understand of the Mongols in Asia.
But I wonder if increase in physical size means evolving or devolving. We only have very small dinosaurs around today, and the elephants I understand are much smaller.
I think we are evolving.
On a biological level our bodies continue to evolve. There are many cases of people's immune systems and bodies reacting to and increasing numbers of specific diseases now than ever before. However, socially and mentally it can be sometimes successfully argued that we are devolving.
If you believe in evolution, you might see it as such. Life is a force not yet fully understood. I believe humans adapt to the environments in which they exist. Like water conforms to any container, Life seeks ease of existence. DNA, therefore mutates to fulfill a niche. Dark skin is a UV blocker in hot zones. Light skin in cold zones is allows for better light penetration. The body needs balance (ease of existence). We haven't grown wings because we don't go around jumping off cliffs for no reason but if we did I am sure life would provide an answer to the problem..
I definitely feel humans are still evolving. Especially spiritually and the pineal glad is changing. The pineal gland is responsible for a lot of changes in animals from skin color to physical form. I know that westerners are evolving to be physically larger than others because of the fact that they consume a lot more meat. I hope to see humans evolve to a higher vibrational state of enlightenment operating on love. Going from a time of materialism, greed, dominance to a period of more cooperation, peace, understanding, and tolerance of all cultures and ethnicities.
Yes. Disease resistance and adaptation to diet are two that are ongoing per recent genetic studies. The spread of the genes for digesting lactose (milk tolerance) is a major one.
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