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Are humans still evolving?

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by comedian and author David Baddiel, Prof Aoife Mc Lysaght and Dr Adam Rutherford to ask whether human beings are still evolving?

Are humans still evolving?

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian and author David Baddiel, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics Aoife McLysaght, and geneticist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford to ask whether human beings are still evolving? Has the invention of modern medicine, and technology meant that survival of the fittest is a thing of the past or are humans evolving new adaptations that will help us cope and survive better in our ever changing world (better thumbs for texting anyone?). If evolution happens over 1000's of years, could we even tell if we were evolving as a species, or have humans reached peak human?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem

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  • Mon 28 Jan 2019 16:30
  • Tue 29 Jan 2019 23:00

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