Thursday, October 25, 2007

Human Race to Divide into Sub-Species:

What it Means for Left and Right

by Mondoreb & Ginn

The separation of humanity into wheat and chaff? Science-fiction or truth?
The following news is not nearly so startling as one might think. Digest the headline, look at the picture, read the story, then see if you agree.

From the BBC:
Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.

It's good to know that humans have another almost 1000 good years left in them. The good doctor might have gleaned the next bit of news by standing outside any London pub in the hours before closing time.
People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.
Now, the urge is strong to lament that it's going to take 100,000 years before the political spectrum divides itself clearly into the two branches that today we call "Left" and "Right". Left wingers will immediately recognize the knuckle-dragging, dim-witted, squat sub-species as the conservatives that they've come to know and love, so to speak.

However, as has been pointed out before, the Left with its fond attachment to things death-related, abortion rights and right-to-die primarily, may have trouble reproducing in the numbers neccesary to ensure the survival of the sub-species.

Before the Right injures itself, leaping into the air and high-fiving, there are counter-balancing forces: the Right's championing of the death penalty and fondness for action over words, i.e., war. Of course, the eagerness to wage war is a football that gets passed back and forth over the decades. It's only been 30 years ago that old-timers confidently asserted "Republicans get the country into depressions, Democrats, into wars."

So, how to react after reading the story? Breathe a sigh of relief that humanity has another 100,000 years to sort itself out? Shudder at this Brave New World prediction from a member of academia?

After careful consideration, one is prompted to head to the friendly confines of the nearest tavern; and once there, filled with a steely resolve to check out the cute auburn-haired chick in the heels standing by the door.

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