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Is Evolution Speeding Up? January 7, 2008

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Dwight Furrow's Posts, Science.
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A new report suggests human evolution accelerated as human beings moved into new environments with different selection pressures.

“The increase in human population from millions to billions in the last 10,000 years accelerated the rate of evolution because “we were in new environments to which we needed to adapt,” Harpending adds. “And with a larger population, more mutations occurred.'”

 I wonder how globalization will effect this as human beings become less confined to particular environmental niches.

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