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What is the future of human speciation ? Under what conditions would this occur again ?

It has been researched that Homo sapiens diverged from another common ancestor but that was 300,000 years ago, what is the future of human evolution and speciation ?

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  • 1 month ago

    That depends on how many specimens of Homo sapien survive the coming crash of civilization, what conditions will be like after the crash, and how the rest of the biosphere responds.

    Optimistically there will be a return to early industrial society, and we will learn from the crash to control our population and minimize consumption of natural resources. If so the resulting culture could survive indefinitely.

    Pessimistically (and far more likely) we will not learn, so there will be another (lesser) spike in population, overharvesting of remaining natural resources, and another crash. And so on. Such a series of crashes will weaken the remnant and diminishing human population and provide opportunity for other apex predators to arise and send us to extinction. Clearly in this scenario, our much vaunted supposedly superior intelligence will turn out to be an evolutionary blind-alley, and there will be no requirement for anything "intelligent" to replace us.

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  • 1 month ago

    Why asking again ?

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