Monday, 4 April 2016

Future Humans

Evolution has seen us come down from the trees, shed our body hair and walk upright but it didn't just stop there and humans have continued to change ever since and not all of it in a good way.
Girls now hit puberty earlier at an average of 10.5 years old now compared with 12.5 in 1980 while the human sense of smell is weakening, human brains have shrunk by 10% over the last 20,000 years and we are an average 4.6 inches taller than we were at the turn of the 20th Century.
Food allergies have risen 50% since 1997, childhood obesity has increased by 60% since 1990 and there has been an amazing 615% increase in allergic reactions since 1992.
Throw in the 20% loss of bone mass and the 50% increase in nearsightedness since 1950 and it does make you wonder what humans will become as we continue down the evolutionary road.
Our future relations will be obviously going to be taller, fatter, weaker and unable to read newspapers properly or at least those who are not hospitalised with broken bones or swollen like balloons from allergic reactions anyway.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Should probably eat more chocolate

Falling on a bruise said...

The 50% who are not allergic could anyway.