How The Human Species is Still Evolving?

The human species has evolved tremendously since almost six million years that passed after the emergence of our first ancestors. Modern humans, like each one of us, evolved only about 200,000 years ago, while civilization is only about 6 thousand years old. But even during the era of the internet, nanorobots, and Artificial Intelligence, scientists still find pieces missing from the puzzle that explains how the human race developed over time.

Furthermore, scientists are surprised to conclude that humans are still evolving. According to new findings published in the Journal of Anatomy (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joa.13224), more babies are born having an extra artery in their arm, shorter faces, smaller jaws, and lacking the wisdom teeth.

The human race is evolving faster than it has been in the last 250 years

Most scientists believe that evolution is an imminent process that occurs permanently in nature for all forms of life. We can include here humans, animals, and also plants. Dr. Teghan Lucas from the Flinders University declares:

“A lot of people thought humans have stopped evolving. But our study shows we are still evolving – faster than at any point in the past 250 years,”

The additional artery present in the human arm is also known as the median artery, and it goes as far back as the 19th century. This artery was known to form in babies during pregnancy, but it would normally disappear after birth. Oddly enough, about a third of the newborn babies will get the median artery for their whole life.

Professor Maciej Henneberg declared:

“The median artery is a perfect example of how we are still evolving because people born more recently have a higher prevalence of this artery when compared to humans from previous generations,”

Evolution is still happening, whether we like it or not. Trying to guess how the human species will look like in several thousands of years seems impossible, but you are free to take a guess in the comment section.

Melanie J. Gullett
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