Doug Vining Controlling our own evolution

It has been said that we are the first species that has the capacity to control its own evolution. That is a profound concept, and raises all sorts of questions, like who will control what we do with that capacity - governments, scientists, or individuals themselves? Will we be 'allowed' to choose our own evolution, or will nature find a way to thwart us?

Radical thoughts indeed!
Posted: 19 May 2011 at 11:44

Doug Vining Jumping the Darwin gun

These Harvard researchers have developed a system for directing high-speed evolution in bacteria, obtaining 200 rounds of 'evolution' in a week.

Perhaps this MindBullet is too conservative in its dateline, as breakthroughs like this might advance the scenario by quite a few years!
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Posted: 23 May 2011 at 13:28

Wolfgang Grulke The Evokution Machine

This week's New Scientist article Ames us in another inevitable step towards this scenario...
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Posted: 30 June 2011 at 09:58

Wolfgang Grulke Another view on warp-speed evolution


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Posted: 25 December 2011 at 10:50

Wolfgang Grulke Intelligence vs Ignorance?

Another age-old debate that seems to be hotting up again (!) in certain parts of the world. Here's Scientific American's current take on the matter.
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Posted: 21 June 2014 at 09:48
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