• Question: will there be a different species animals and a different race of humans in the future?

    Asked by Giller_98 to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 18 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Kevin Motherway

      Kevin Motherway answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Yes. All animals including us are evolving all the time. But so so slowly that it’s impossible to notice from one generation to the next. Who knows, things that we don’t need anymore like our appendix or baby toes might disappear in future generations. It’ll be interesting to see what new species of animals evolve as well especially with climate change creating new ecological niches being created.

    • Photo: Shikha Sharma

      Shikha Sharma answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Hi Giller_98,

      Humans haven’t stopped evolving. As per the researchers few major changes we can expect to see over the next 200,000 years – assuming that civilization continues along the same path it treads today. Mono-ethnicity is quite possible as more people are marrying in different culture. I believe humans will slowly begin to lose the distinguishing features of their ethnicity, and instead take on characteristics from many different parts of the world. Humans will be taller as human height has been growing rapidly for the last two centuries. Over the last 150 years alone, the average height of the species has increased by 10cm. So rather than new race in humans I believe there will be no race in future. Different species of animals will be there with the advancing technology. More hybrid which will be able to produce fertile offsprings.