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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Maybe We Are Alone

    by , 06-17-2020 at 09:37 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I ran across another article about the probability of finding other intelligent life forms in the universe. Alas, it is behind a pay wall, and I do not wish to sign up for something else. But the abstract does not mention mitochondria nor does the article from which I learned of it, so I would guess that it did not consider how difficult it might be for a single cell lifeforms to take mitochondria, or some similar bacteria, and make it symbiotic.

    I think that the ideas about how ...
  2. Who Are Modern Humans

    by , 10-27-2014 at 09:27 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It might simply be that most of the magazine articles that are written about evolutionary anthropology are written by journalists who donít know much about evolutionary Anthropology, but I still find it annoying to read things like this article about genetic evidence of interbreeding between so-called modern humans and Neanderthals around sixty thousand years ago. The basic ...
  3. Future Evolution

    by , 07-08-2014 at 03:59 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I realize that I claimed that evolution had ended, but that may have been slightly exaggerated. While humans were essentially built the way they are quite a while ago, it appears that evolution is continuing in the same direction now. You have probably read ideas of humans turning into lightly muscled large brained animals with no hair at all in the future. That isnít how evolution has been going over the last thirty thousand years.

    Brain size has actually fallen a bit, especially ...

    Updated 07-08-2014 at 07:37 PM by PeterL

  4. End of Evolution

    by , 04-02-2014 at 09:32 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Whether one believes that evolution is factual or that everything was created on October 23, 4004 BCE is of no consequence, because there has been evolutionary change since 4004 BCE, but that may have changed within the last couple of centuries. It is possible that human evolution has been brought to a stop. I suspect that this hiatus will fail in the end, but it may have some ill effects, or this hiatus may simply turn out to be a different step in evolution. The specific matter to which I refer ...

    Updated 04-03-2014 at 04:09 PM by PeterL