Surbiton High School

Has human evolution stopped?

For evolution to take place survival of the fittest must be evident. Do we, as humans, follow the same rules and laws of survival of the fittest as other living organisms?

Steve Jones (evolutionary geneticist, UCL lecturer and great science writer) argues that as we (focussing mainly on the “western world”) are having fewer children. This accompanied by improvements in medicines, food availability and education is improving the chances of survival in humans, increasing the average age of death and ensuring that most humans survive to reproduce. This in turn can ensure that genes are passed on, whether or not they …read more