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Morlock v. Eloi

3:30 PM -- The BBC reports on a potential evolutionary trend. Evolutionary theorist Oliver "Chicken" Curry of the London School of Economics suggests humanity will split into a “genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass”:

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...

Dr Curry warns, in 10,000 years time humans may have paid a genetic price for relying on technology.

Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals.


That'd be step up, if you ask me.

Makes you think twice, though, about that dim-witted, ugly, squat guy using a BlackBerry on the PATH to Jersey.

— Red Panda, Techno-Goblin, Light Reading

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