Contemplating Future Artifical and Natural Human Evolution

Chapter 14 Study Guide

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Be sure to incorporate concepts that you have learned in previous chapters in your answers. 

  1. Could you envision different populations of future humans as different species?  Why or why not? 
  2. How might our changing climate affect our evolution? 
  3. What domestic animal traits are acceptable to attempt to “fix” via genetic engineering?  Genetic diseases?  Muscle enhancement? Others?  
  4. What human traits are acceptable to attempt to “fix” via genetic engineering?  Genetic diseases?  Muscle enhancement? Others? 
  5. If humans form a colony on Mars, would you expect their evolutionary pace to change?  If so, how? 

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