Human Evolution Speeding Up

A recent study has determined that the process of human evolution has sped up. From a team of scientists has shown that

Contrary to conventional wisdom, which holds that human evolution has slowed to a crawl or even stopped in modern humans, the researchers’ analysis suggested that the process of natural selection has sped up.

Of personal note in the article is this bit

… the gene that makes the milk-digesting enzyme lactase … normally stops activity about the time a person becomes a teenager, but northern Europeans developed a variation of the gene that allowed them to drink milk their entire lives

Several years ago it was determined that I am now lactose intolerant, does this mean I’m devolving?


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