Reading this fascinating story really piqued my curiousity.
Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.This reaffirms what I've been saying all along. Hot Chanie's will totally rule. I can already count myself in the physical group above, and hubby isn't that far from it either (he's 6 ft 2")
The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.
People would become choosier about their partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.
The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.
But in the nearer future, humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr. Curry claims.
Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger [ahem, male anatomy].
Women, on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, glossy hair, and even features, he adds. (BBC)
Even though my DH says every week, "sheker hachen vihevell hayofee", I know he's happy with my personal chen and yofee.
The unfortunate part of the article is all the ugly gnomes who are going to be running around. You can already figure out who's going to be in which group just by scanning the women's section in shul over shabbos.
Depressing for them [but not for me!]