“The Radio Species: We are a Genetic Accident” –Scientists Doubt ‘Human Niche’ Would Be Filled If We Go Extinct

 

 

Woody Allen is fond of saying that the human brain is his second favorite organ. For what purpose did the human brain evolve is a question that has puzzled scientists for decades, and was answered in 2010 by Colin Blakemore, an Oxford neurobiologist who argued that a mutation in the brain of a single human being 200,000 years ago turned intellectually able primates into a super-intelligent species that would conquer the world. Homo sapiens appears to be genetic accident.

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