Mankind Evolving Good Bad Ugly

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Mankind evolving to the "good, bad and ugly", according to an article in the Daily Telegraph (UK) 17 October 2006 and news.com.au 18 October 2006. Oliver Curry of the Darwin@LSE research centre at the London School of Economics claims that men are evolving to a be taller, with symmetrical faces, squarer jaws, deeper voices and brown skin, and women are evolving to have lighter hairless skin, large clear eyes, firmer breasts and glossy hair. These features are considered to be most valued by the opposite sex, and by the year 3,000 Curry believes the human races will have reached physical perfection due to improved nutrition, better understanding of the human body, and science and technology creating an ideal habitat for humans.

However, after that Curry believes the human race could degenerate into "genetic 'haves' and 'have nots' because over dependence on technology will reduce our natural disease resistance and our ability to socialise properly. From then on humans will evolve into two sub-species - a genetic elite of tall, thin, healthy creative people, and an underclass of short, unhealthy, less intelligent people with asymmetrical features. The news.com.au story is headed "Human master race on way". Curry summarised his study as: "The future of man will be a story of the good the bad and the ugly". The study was commissioned by a TV channel named "Bravo".

Editorial Comment: The idea that humans will use genetics and other scientific discoveries to produce a clever, beautiful "master race" has been the dream of science fiction writers and tyrants over the past century, and all attempts at doing it have failed miserably. In spite of the ignominious history of eugenics and social Darwinism people have a deep seated belief that the world and the human race should be better. This is because our origin lies not in some Primordial slime, but the "very good" world described in Genesis 1 & 2.

The arrogance that humans can make themselves better and control their own destiny goes back to the first time human beings defied their Creator and believed the lie "You will be like God" (Genesis 3:4). The ultimate destiny of all human beings lies in the hands of the Creator who made us in His image, and became a man to take the penalty for our rebellion against him, and if we want to live in a better world with better bodies we must repent of our rebellion and accept His free gift of salvation. Then we can look forward to a world where there is "no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:4)

Evidence News 5 December 2006

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