The debate over where man came from has been going on for years, from God’s creation to the Big Bang Theory, everyone has a different opinion. One such theory is evolution, and there seems to be a lot of evidence to back up the claim. When you think of evolution, your mind tends to go back 1,000’s of years to cave dwellers and dinosaurs. However, it has been suggested that humans are evolving every day; read on for some of the signs that humans are indeed still evolving.
Humans Drink Milk
In the beginning, it is suggested that a human’s tolerance for lactose shut down when they were weaned from their mother. When the human race started to domesticate cows however, it became healthy drink milk after weaning. Statistics show that lactose tolerance was still developing 3,000 years ago in Eastern Africa. Now, very few people are indeed intolerant when it comes to lactose.
Humans are Losing Their Wisdom Teeth
It is well known that the ancestors of humanity had bigger jaws than humans do now. These jaws were to help them chew roots, nuts, and leaves. Humans in the past ripped their food with their teeth, so the wisdom teeth evolved. Now, humans have utensils to cut their meat, and now most people lose their wisdom teeth as they age. One statistic shows that over 35 percent of humans are born without their wisdom teeth, and that some disappear over time.
Humans Resist Diseases
A few years ago, researchers found out that the human body has developed over 1,800 genes that have materialized in the last 40,000 genes. These genes are responsible for fighting off many sicknesses that humans couldn’t survive in the past. Diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. This is thought to be concrete evidence that humans are still evolving.
Whether you believe in evolution or you believe in the other theories for humans being on earth, the evidence for evolution is hard to ignore. You can visit www.modernhumanorigins.com/books.html for more information on evolution and the way it affected your ancestors, the way it affects you now, and how it affects the future of humankind.