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Old 02-27-2017, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mijin View Post
The important takeaway is:

Evolution: very slow
Human societal and technological change: very fast
The vast difference in rate of change between these two messes up a lot of things.

For example, there might one trait now that isn't so good for us but in a more advanced society 500 years from now will be advantageous.

Evolution is not just playing catchup, the goal posts keep moving around as well as getting farther and farther away.

One human problem that has arisen due to rapid change is so many people falling for lies. Language developed too quickly that the countermeasures to tell when someone is scamming us haven't developed to keep pace. Will we ever evolve the ability to spot BS?