10 Predictions for Evolution Over the Next Million Years – Susan Nasr – science.discovery.com
July 24 2011, 3:21pm
So much can happen in a million years. It took us only about 2.5 million years to evolve from the first member of the Homo genus to our current status as Homo sapiens. What changes does evolution have in store for the next million years? We consulted some evolutionary biologists for predictions, most of which concern the next several hundred years.
Before we get going, we should mention that scientists find it much easier to describe the events of the past million years than to predict the next million -- not just easier, but more accurate. Nevertheless, a few took the plunge, and we're passing on to you the predictions they could make with confidence.
Get ready to say yikes!
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