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Rapid acceleration in human evolution described

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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:27 PM
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Rapid acceleration in human evolution described


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By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Human evolution has been moving at breakneck speed in the past several thousand years, far from plodding along as some scientists had thought, researchers said on Monday.

In fact, people today are genetically more different from people living 5,000 years ago than those humans were different from the Neanderthals who vanished 30,000 years ago, according to anthropologist John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin.

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posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:27 PM
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Could this be explained by the genetic mixing by a more mobile populace and more complex global society?

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[edit on 12/11/2007 by rockets red glare]



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