posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 08:10 PM
I hope this research will continue in earnest for at least another thousand years, so we can better understand the
nitty gritty of the transition period, and get some sense of the timeline for our own development, since we too have evolved primarily through sexual
selection (or so I think).
Not really, it appears to have happened both ways over the course of history. Sometimes evolution is slow and steady, driven by slightly increased
survivability bestowed by an advantageous mutation, Lance Armstrong's lungs, for example, would benefit him in a low oxygen environment.
Sometimes it happens abruptly in response to an extinction level event (I'll survive the fallout because of the tar in my lungs, and people with less
addictive personalities will suffer and die - addictive personalities advance to the next round).
That's my understanding of the process anyhow.
[edit on 24-7-2005 by WyrdeOne]