小橋 昭彦 2007年12月11日

Are Humans Evolving Faster? : University of Utah News Release : December 6th, 2007
“We used a new genomic technology to show that humans are evolving rapidly, and that the pace of change has accelerated a lot in the last 40,000 years, especially since the end of the Ice Age roughly 10,000 years ago,” says research team leader Henry Harpending, a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Utah.
氷河期が終わって以降、特に加速していると。人類の多様性はますます増していく。特に人口が急増したこの1万年間はと。考えてみればそうか、生きていく環境は激変したわけだし、母数が増えれば、変化の可能性も高まるか。

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