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A Better Human
Many often fantasize about what the human body is capable of, and fewer more try to achieve this. Be it Olympic athletes, or your average Joe, these few strive for a perfection they believe that is attainable. Through rigorous physical training, they push their bodies to the limits. They goals come from limits the set from previous perfectionist. So now lets delve into a world few know about, and only gasp at the results derived from said world. However, to get an understanding of what we're about to go through, we must start at the beginning.
The evolution of humans is a long line, of slow changes. From bone structure, to intellectual advances, and more.
To start with we have the many human species of the past, all of whom were well adapted to their situations, and the circumstances of their particular time.
Homo Sapiens Neandertalensis
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
To save time I will skip the explanation for each, you may do your own research, but I do not wish to.
As for the short on evolution, here is an exerpt:In biology, evolution is the process of change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms from one generation to the next. The genes that are passed on to an organism's offspring produce the inherited traits that are the basis of evolution. Mutations in genes can produce new or altered traits in individuals, resulting in the appearance of heritable differences between organisms, but new traits also come from the transfer of genes between populations, as in migration, or between species, in horizontal gene transfer. In species that reproduce sexually, new combinations of genes are produced by genetic recombination, which can increase the variation in traits between organisms. Evolution occurs when these heritable differences become more common or rare in a population.
Now onto issues of my own mind, much of this will hardly be fact, but it does touch on a few issues I believe to be relevant to my overall cause.
The people of the past, or cavemen if you wish. Were well-adapted to their environment like I said previously, they weren't the best humans I believe, because their intelligence was lacking, but they were in an intense physical fitness due to their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. This is what humans we're made to do, be a part of the earth, not the center of it. However due to our growing curiosity and our drive for more, we have evolved into a people that is controlled by paper, and illusioned power.
Power, true power doesn't exist, it's all an illusion. There is however control, which is often misconstrued as power, but in fact the two are quite different, with some similarities. Control, is what humans do, power is the way of the wild. The lions have power, the gazelle do not. Alpha is powerful, Beta is submissive, such is the way of the wild, lion vs. gazelle.
Back onto topic though, with evolution it is simply take what is useless and throw it out, keep what isn't. This brings me onto present times. With the growing obesity issue it is clear that it is reeking havoc upon the world. Mother nature has seen that intelligence is the key to survival, and physical movements become less and less important in todays eye. There is plenty time in a day to exercise and get out and be active, yet people use excuses well enough you would have thought they were born with the skill. Motivation decreases for anything except money, and laziness is on the rise. I hear these words everyday, "I worked all day, I don't have to be active!"
Yes but would you like to? Most do, but then again don't, they want results, but they don't want to take the journey towards those results, nor do they want to even take the first step.
With evolution, in my opinion it seems it's seeing this and realizing, ok.. we're coming to a point where I can get rid of strength here, and put intelligence there.
Again in my opinion, evolution is simply the genetic form of adaptability. Think, if the world continues on the road it's headed, will there ever be a need to move again? No! Teleporters, remote controls, ear phones, voice-controlled devices, all created to make you as comfortable as possible(read: to move as little as possible) it's disgusting. The draft if ever reinstated will really be a good thing as far as exercise goes, as far as the down side of the draft, those pieces are apparent.(read: death)
Here is an excerpt Kate Hardings website. Her site in itself may not hold much as far as fact is concerned, but she took this excerpt from an article, of which I cannot find.
Below I will post more from her site, but the immediate below is something she "borrowed". In the nearer future, humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr Curry claims.
Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.
Women, on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features, he adds. Racial differences will be ironed out by interbreeding, producing a uniform race of coffee-coloured people.I believe the above to be true, as evolution is already proving it, however there is the information below to take into consideration.
The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the “underclass” humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.
Um, how is that different from the way people regard thin, rich people vs. fat, poor people now?
Oh wait, it’s not. Which explains a lot.
Arguing the science here would be just too much for my tiny, female, humanities-trained, goblin-like brain. Maybe the human race will be split into Eloi and Morlocks in 100,000 years — the great thing about being an evolutionary theorist (or a sci fi writer) is, you’ll never find out if you’re wrong. But let’s take a look at some of Oliver Curry’s assumptions about just which characteristics we’ll select for as we get “choosier.”
Okay, wait, first, there’s the assumption that we will get choosier. Note that he specifically says this is with regard to picking sexual partners, not mucking around with genetic engineering. So, everyone who can’t bag a tall, slim, healthy, creative person is just gonna… abstain from sex? ‘Cause… why again? Article doesn’t say.
It does, however, tell us just how we’re all gonna get prettier before we split off into the hottie and goblin sub-species.Eloi, and Morlocks are the two seperate species fromt he movie "Time Machine" Rent it at blockbuster.I may not have been clear before, but we do have active people in the world today, and those people will pass down good genes, the "others" will not. Sorry, good is not a good term, "preferable" is more acceptable I think.More on Evolution later.
On a lighter note away from obesity, and such.
A better human will obviously be better equipped to handle the hardships thrown at it, a stronger body is a must for this. Yet the ability to remain lean while be incredibly strong is unheard of in this day and age. Imagine being able to lift 600 pounds in one arm, yet not being much bigger than Brad Pitt. Unheard of? Indeed.
Yet as time goes on, this will undoubtedly become reality, it's only a matter of how long will it take?
In the future, I believe physical abilities may break the impossible barrier. Such as lifting 1000lbs in one arm, whilst remaining the size of Brad Pitt. An impossible feat of strength by todays standards, but things change and the humans of the future could even look at this feat as weak.
However, I'm not trying to talk about what has happened, and what may happen. This is simply to explain what will happen.(more later)
As people grow and experiment, and invent. We are constantly given another brick for the wall, raising standards, and knowledge. And as a side-product, becoming more intelligent. Although genetics is helping out in that field, our ingenuity is far surpassing anything genetics, and mother nature could ever possibly hope to compete with. For Christ sakes we can completely change the appearance of someone with our technology today.
Uncontrollable A.I., two separate species of humans, complete destruction of our earth because of our actions. We have all heard the speculations of the coming human-created apocalypse, and some of the rumors may actually be true in the end. But lets take a walk down "Reality Road" and take a look at whats possible for the world.
With our growing intelligence, and ingenuity, would it be possible to completely change the earth into a better place to live? Or is this something that even we cannot control? For instance, we have the chance right now, the opportunity to really fix the Global Warming problem, yet we do nothing, because as I said before, paper and illusioned power are in the way.
In the years to come we WILL realize our mistake, and that we should have done something more about it.
SpiritualSorry guys, I just can't finish it right now, I'm going through a stressful time, and I'm going for a walk!
This forum is my only option as far as saving my work, so bear with me, as you will have the opportunity to witness it's creation.
See you all later!