A New Human Species?

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An interesting news item appeared recently, reporting on some evolutionists claiming that human evolution is speeding up and could eventually result in a new human species! The report states,

We're not finished yet. Even today, scientists say that human beings are continuing to evolve as our genes respond to rapid changes in the world around us.

In fact, the pressures of modern life may be speeding up the pace of human evolution, some anthropologists think.

Their view contradicts the widespread 20th-century assumption that modern medical practice, antibiotics, better diet and other advances would protect people from the perils and stresses that drive evolutionary change.

Nowadays, the idea that "human evolution is a continuing process is widely accepted among anthropologists,'' said Robert Wald Sussman, the editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.

It's even conceivable, he said, that our genes eventually will change enough to create an entirely new human species, one no longer able to breed with our own species, Homo sapiens.

Actually, from a study of genetics, the human species is degenerating with increasing mutations (genetic load), which means the human kind certainly can’t last into the future—at some stage the mutations would basically destroy the kind! However, we know the Lord will step in long before that at the final judgment—and create a New Heavens and Earth where there will be no degenerative mutations.

You can read the rest of the report, “Modern Life’s Pressures May Be Hastening Human Evolution.”

Design in the Curse

On the plane on the way over to California this weekend, I read through the mock-up of the next issue of Answers magazine! What an extraordinary issue! Many articles deal with understanding death, suffering, and nature "red in tooth and claw" and the effects of sin and the Curse on an originally perfect creation. If you haven’t subscribed to Answers yet, I encourage you to do so at this link so you can be ready to receive this powerful issue.

While you are reading this I will be speaking in California.

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Ken

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