CodeBlackv2 wrote:Scientists have discovered that the rate of evolution is linked to the number of children a woman has in her lifetime. If a woman has only 1 child, that child is most like the parents. That's why parents always love the firstborn the most. It has the least number of changes. Likewise, if a woman has many children, the later children are the least like their parents. They have the most changes.
This makes sense from an intelligent mother nature perspective. If humans are having only a few children then they are needed to continue the species. Nature can't afford the risk of making changes as each change from the parents brings the risk that it may produce a non-beneficial or even non-viable offspring.
The theoretical maximum number of children a woman can have, not counting multiples, is about 13. A century ago, women were having just that many. But today, women are having only a few children, or none at all. This has led to the end of evolution for the human race. The motivations for having so few children are several, economics, politics, social. But it will lead to the stagnation of the human race and its civilizations. End of the line.
There is a flip side to this coin. You also need to clean up the species. Otherwise, you end up with too many offspring that are not beneficial to the species, and you over-populate the planet, which is where we are now.
Nature does NOT decide who lives and who dies. Nature simply keeps raising the obstacles and the most successful are able to climb over. Those that can't, do not survive. Is that not exactly what happened to life on earth in the past? Small creatures survived the KT period, large ones did not. Humans survived because they were able to hide in caves during ice ages.
So what is the solution? We certainly don't want to make the mistakes of history, eugenics for example, or Nazism (murdering everyone you don't like). But there has to be a "solution" if you'll excuse the expression. We obviously want to keep the societal inventions we've created, like freedom, individual rights, etc. Plus, whatever we institute must actually be correct. One person's idea of "beneficial" is likely to be flawed, as history shows.
Is the answer, space exploration? The Moon, Mars, Moons of Jupiter and Saturn, beyond? We can't just keep adding more to the population of the earth. How will we survive?
I think the opening statement is totally untrue. If the same parents have 1 or 10 children, that does not change their genetic make up as the parents. I do not know where you have the idea the first is loved more than the last, or that evolution of man as a whole is impacted by a woman have several children. If you have 10 siblings, they all take on different family orders, but that is a typical family sturcture that occurs due to age, pecking order, roles, that have nothing to do with genetics. Parents certainly do not love their last less than their first, unless they are disfunctional. We are certainly evolving now, becasue in my lifetime what use to be a taboo thing was interracial marriage, and today it is common. Changing and depleting food sourse probably have a role in our evolution. Humans have grown in total height, and probably total weight, as we are not an active people, we are adapting to a pretty soft life. Just compare us to a few hundreds years ago. We are also evolving in an age of pollution that did not exist,and have entered our genetics . Nuclear accidents, chemicals, have killed off thousands animal species, humans have to be affected as well. We are evolving technologically, and living longer, and developed artifical ways of extending life. Humans are evolving, and in a few hundred years, all the races may blend into one with interracial marriages. Hopefully humans will not encounter what much of our animal world has. The lack of ability to reproduce and flurish. We live in a delicate ecosystem, where a few degree difference in ave. temp may spell total extinction. It is said when the honey bee goes extinct, man can not survive, the pollination of food sourse will cease, and with out food will come fhamon and starvation. We are fishing out the oceans, altering rain forests, and the polar ice caps are receeding at alarming rates. The high elevation grasses that were from the Mayan event 5200 years ago are now just exposed, noting conditions are at the same point. Yes we are evolving, and it may not be for the good.