Throughout the course, there has been a constant theme of evolution that has been addressed over and over again. The main thing in understanding and evaluating evolution in humans today is that, even on a small level there are tons of changes that humans are undergoing today. One of the main topics would be our resistance to diseases and viruses. As humans grow as a species more and more people in the new generation gain resistance to certain viruses. One aspect of this is that new born babies get the antibodies that fight these viruses from their parents. In science, the mother passes down some antibodies allowing a child to be immune from certain viruses. Aside from this, we are evolving scientifically as well. A lot of modern day medicine has allowed us to understand diseases and combat them in order to minimize risk and produce a better outcome for all infected. An example would be the HIV virus. Only a few years ago, we knew nothing about this virus yet today it is possible to contain it and allow someone to live a whole life. Humans use to basically ignore and stay away from anyone who had this virus. Aside from that, there was no medicine to help these people and they would die.
Aside from this, humans are culturally becoming more adapted to the world and leaving behind inhumane things in order to become more civilized people. This is mostly due to the fact that our morals and human nature comes into play and allows us to become more civilized and less barbaric. There are laws in place that prevent senseless killings and laws that allow a resolve to issues that would normally just lead in fighting. We even have biological traits that we may not want and cause problems in our everyday lives. There are people with anxiety and people around the world who cant deal with it. It causes us to feel uneasy for no apparent reason and people have so much expected of them. This causes the human mind to overthink and freak out, some people even get heart palpitations if they don’t excel in some fields.
Humans have also created so much and discovered so much. If we didn’t have so much technology and knowledge we would not be able to support the human population as a whole. People are massively reproducing and there is more and more food consumed every day. If we didn’t have the technology that we have today, we would not be able to support ourselves and people could starve to death. It may not be a biological evolution, yet it is one when it comes to culture and survival. Aside from this there is also a sense of urgency to leap further into the future and discover the true potential of humans. We may not be evolving as a species physically, yet we are environmentally and biologically. Our minds constantly push us into the future and allow us to look for the true potential as homo sapiens.