December 7, 2016

WE ARE ALL DESIGNIST NOW:

How Humans Shape Evolution, and Why It Matters (Nathan Collins, 12/07/16, Pacific Standard)

[W]e're having a major effect on the evolution of all manner of plants and animals. Now, a review of the evidence looks at the broad ways in which we've shaped biological evolution worldwide--and how that's already coming back to haunt us.

"Humans have dramatic, diverse and far-reaching influences on the evolution of other organisms," Andrew P. Hendry, Kiyoko M. Gotanda, and Erik I. Svensson write in the introduction to a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B on humanity's awesome evolutionary power. "[T]he time has come to consider them together and thereby seek important similarities and differences."

Posted by at December 7, 2016 6:17 PM

  

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