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Human race will split into two different species?

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
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Human race will 'split into two different species' | the Daily Mail

The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist.

100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed.

The alarming prediction comes from evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry from the London School of Economics, who says that the human race will have reached its physical peak by the year 3000.

These humans will be between 6ft and 7ft tall and they will live up to 120 years.

"Physical features will be driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility that men and women have evolved to look for in potential mates," says the report, which suggests that advances in cosmetic surgery and other body modifying techniques will effectively homogenise our appearance.

Men will have symmetrical facial features, deeper voices and bigger penises, according to Curry in a report commissioned for men's satellite TV channel Bravo.

Women will all have glossy hair, smooth hairless skin, large eyes and pert breasts, according to Curry.

Racial differences will be a thing of the past as interbreeding produces a single coffee-coloured skin tone.

The future for our descendants isn't all long life, perfect bodies and chiselled features, however.

While humans will reach their peak in 1000 years' time, 10,000 years later our reliance on technology will have begun to dramatically change our appearance.

Medicine will weaken our immune system and we will begin to appear more child-like.

Dr Curry said: "The report suggests that the future of man will be a story of the good, the bad and the ugly.

"While science and technology have the potential to create an ideal habitat for humanity over the next millennium, there is the possibility of a monumental genetic hangover over the subsequent millennia due to an over-reliance on technology reducing our natural capacity to resist disease, or our evolved ability to get along with each other.

"After that, things could get ugly, with the possible emergence of genetic 'haves' and 'have-nots'."

Dr Curry's theory may strike a chord with readers who have read H G Wells' classic novel The Time Machine, in particular his descriptions of the Eloi and the Morlock races.

In the 1895 book, the human race has evolved into two distinct species, the highly intelligent and wealthy Eloi and the frightening, animalistic Morlock who are destined to work underground to keep the Eloi happy.
I don't necessarily believe this is actually going to happen, but I thought it was an interesting theory. It's too bad none of us will live long enough to find out.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
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The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist.
Umm... you mean the bourgeoisie and the proletariat are going to form actual races??

All jokes aside, though, it's a theory that we should take seriously in that we need to look towards the future of our own kind. We might not be able to influence it much, but at least we'll know when and where the changes will come, if we can accurately predict them.
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
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According to "A top scientist".. Why don't they say who?

And anyway I suppose down the road more changes will happen but I doubt it would be anything more than different races. I mean, a different species is a pretty significant thing.

Nonetheless, this concept would make a very cool futuristic sci-fi movie. :) I'd watch it.
 

Van

Heavy Weapons Guy
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Some of these predictions are concievable, but some are weird. where did he get those numbers?

Okay, just pay attention. You can find a report/theory/study on almost any topic and with whatever opinion you're looking for. It's one of the problems with our society, people are stupid and believe something just because it came from a "study."
 

Altanzitarron

Tamer Of The LOLzilla
Nonetheless, this concept would make a very cool futuristic sci-fi movie. :) I'd watch it.
I'd watch it too but I bet it would suck :lol: I dont really buy all this but I wont be around to find out so theres no point stressing about it.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
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I think this is more of a work of satire, or at least was written with a light heart. A couple of the phrases look out of place for a scientific article...
 

Mad_Michael

Registered Member
This theory seems highly plausible to me. We already know that wealth is one of the most significant markers of health statistics (height, health, lifespan, body weight, etc).
 

Colt

Registered Member
I believe what will superceede this is man's ability to alter lifeforms in the labratory as we are doing now.

- Dr. Frankenstien & Dr. Strangelove
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
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I saw that article; it made me laugh. the drawings were pretty funny.

I double-checked to make sure it wasn't from The Onion.

I think this Curry person quoted in the article is full of shit. I don't buy these theories.
 

Phoenix

Fee-nix
I don't know if I believe this article, but it is quite interesting. And I agree with Andrew- It would be a plot right out of a sci-fi movie...I would probably end up seeing it too.
 
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