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plain Natural selection in a university environment , Jacob Palme , 21 Oct 2004 02:17
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Natural selection in a university environment
From: Jacob Palme
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 02:17:46 +0200

At 15.43 -0700 04-10-20, Fernando Manzaneque wrote:
Dr. Palme:

I read your artucle about the future of the Homo sapiens and i agree with you about the low possibility of a natural selection but I want to tell you an idea.

We are organizing our society in a very special way and we make selections to accept people in some areas, specially in the universities, this selection try to separate the possible good students from those that could not be good students. They study in the university and most of them make couples and have children, those children in their own future trend to go to the university because ther parents did it and repeat the same story of selection and breeding.

Can this behavior, repeated a lot of times, make a natural selction for the human?

The future will be interesting.

Fernando Manzaneque
Universidad Autonoma de San luis Potosi, México

Yes, I am sure that some kind of natural selection still occurs in all human societies. But the kind of selection and thus the kind of genetical changes favored, probably varies between country and culture. In many industrialized countries in Europe, there is a tendency that lower-income families have more children than higher-income families. But the opposite is robably true in North America.

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