Wednesday, August 13, 2008
[On her way up the ladder of life.]
One thing which surprises me is that evolutionary biologists constantly cite the beak of the Galapagos finch as being a prime example of evolution.
The truth is, we can see within our own species noticeable evolutionary change – the expansion of human waistline in more developed countries. This change is in response to environmental circumstances, such as the presence of fast food restaurants and soft drinks.
There seems to be an increasing trend for fat people to mate with fat people, having fatter children. This is clearly a step toward speciation.
The result of this will probably be an tendency toward quadrupedalism, as people will need four legs to support their massive weight. This will be the human elephant. Eventually, we may even see a return to the ocean and evolution of a truly aquatic human whale (see photo above). Just give the process another few million years.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 9:15 AM