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October 19, 2006

Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge

The LSE's Oliver Curry expects human evolution to bifurcate into Morlocks and Elois. If his observations are based as I suspect on British school-leavers the conclusion seems inescapable.

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge. 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 sexual 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.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 19, 2006 09:08 AM