Is Human Evolution over?

Synopsis
Audio recording from the Darwin College Lecture Series 2009 by Steve Jones. Many people - Darwin included - have claimed that the human species will continue to evolve in the future, as it has in the past. That notion gave impetus to the eugenics movement, and to much of modern science fiction. Steve Jones argues argues that, given what we know about the Darwinian processes of natural selection and random change in our own species, adaptive evolution is - for the time being, and at least in the developed world - more or less over. (63 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
Darwin, Charles; evolution; human evolution

Online availability

URI
http://mediaplayer.group.cam.ac.uk/component/option,com_mediadb/task,view/idstr,S-532512/Itemid,34
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Steve Jones

Distributor

Name

University of Cambridge, Darwin College

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