Evolution: Evolution And The Future Of Evolution

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Bryson Lewis
English 100-19
December 3rd, 2017
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The Future of Evolution
One could argue that our species does everything it can do secure a future for ourselves and our future generations. We have traveled to the stars and back, we explore every inch of our land and travel to the deepest depths of our oceans, and we probe the earth for any resources we can find, all in order to find the best possible option for the human species to survive. But are we really doing the right thing for our species to survive?
Evolution is the theory that all living forms came from ancient ancestors and is the natural process to improve a species chance of survival. Through a series of mutations, genetic drift, migration, and natural selection today’s descendants show an amazing amount of similarities and diversity. Evolution on a small scale is called microevolution, an example being the
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The transition started with apes beginning to stand up straight and on two feet rather and four, then they began to have larger and more complex brains, which then lead to apes learning to communicate through sounds and art, until finally the apes “evolved” into who human are today and began making tools and forming communities like we have today. Many scientists believe that this will continue and eventually we will adapt and become a “new” species; However, I believe over the past 6000 years when civilization began, was the moment we started to pull ourselves out of evolution and cheat “survival of the fittest”. From our creation of large cities to the invention of the machine gun and nuclear warheads, our society is not threatened by anything except ourselves; therefore, we are not evolving to further better our chances of survival. I have found few example of how our species is no longer affected by survival of the fittests. First,
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