has human evolution stopped?

The other day I mentioned I was reading Steve Jones’ book, Coral. He’s a good writer & I’ve enjoyed Coral, just as I’ve enjoyed most of his other books (although The single helix didn’t quite work so well for me).

Anyway, yesterday a friend sent me a link to a report about a talk Jones had given – & it sounded really strange. Full of all sorts of assertions about how human evolution has stopped. I read it & thought, hang on, this all sounds a bit odd. I was going to write something on it when I got a chance, but now I see that PZ Myers has already done an excellent job over on Pharyngula (aided & abetted by his readers).

So read the two articles & weigh up their arguments – what do you think?

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