Human Evolution Today

human evolution

So, how are genes and genetic mutations relevant to understanding human evolution? Scientists agree that the nature of human evolution today is unlike anything in the past.

Most notably, the primary determining factors for the reproductive success that Darwin highlighted in his theory for natural selection are now culture and technology because, as previously mentioned, evolution can’t keep up with the speed of modern life.1

Consider how well humans are adapted to computer screens, rigorous work schedules, processed food, and big cities filled with pathogens and low in plant life. In fact, the most prevalent issues in modern life put into question how the intricate system that supports complex metabolic pathways falls victim to health issues like insomnia, heart disease, and diabetes.

human evolutionHowever, human progress and technological advancement has its perks. Researchers believe that humans have the potential to knock out disadvantageous traits without evolution with the use of rapidly-involving genetic technologies.

Still, a society working to knock out neurodegenerative disorders like Huntington’s and Parkinson’s and discover the cure cancer overlooks the little things like the food it’s eating or the air it’s breathing.

Somewhere down the line, progress became limitless, but so did unhealthy lifestyle habits. This part of human evolution comes later than the dawn of man and begins with the Agricultural Revolution, followed by the Industrial Revolution, and finally, the Urban Revolution.

A brief look into these times of progress sets up the story for where humans are today.

Jesse

By Jesse Waddell

Jesse is a writer and editor who enjoys being surrounded by the scents and relief that essential oils can provide. When he is not busy writing he can be found practicing the guitar and playing with his Yorkie named Little Terpene.

Favorite MONQ blend: Mountain

Show Comments Hide Comments

The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers.

Mar 18, 2019Nootropics

How Tryptophan Can Boost Serotonin and Alleviate Stress

Sleepless nights, anxieties, and depression have been associated with deficient levels of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. These vital brain chemicals control and adjust the way our minds operate and experience the world around us. Keeping the body supplied with the materials it needs to create these biological compounds is the best way to avoid conditions of […]

Read More

Mar 17, 2019Lifestyle

More Green Essential Oils for St. Paddy’s Day!

St Paddy’s Day is upon us! With it comes the traditional celebrations, with Irish hats, pints of Guinness and much merriment. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the holiday that is a bit easier on the body, then why not try a green-themed pampering session? We’ll explore some green essential oils, but you […]

Read More

Join MONQ's Newsletter

MONQ helps you choose the way you feel – and Feel the Way You Want!