I was reading an article today on Wired Magazine’s website about human evolution speeding up. The research was headed by Henry C. Harpending, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. He says that with the rapid population growth and social changes there have been new opportunities for adaptation. The article goes into detail about what the noted changes are and what may have caused them. Read the article for all the juicy details.
Also, I hope everyone that pushes to get creationism into the classroom reads this article. Maybe then they will see that evolution is real, so real in fact that we can actually see it happening, thanks to the advances in studying genetic data. Mythology has no place in science and this study shows that.
[Researchers: Human Evolution Speeding Up – Wired]