Modern medicine versus human evolution
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Modern medicine versus human evolution a geneticist"s view by Arthur Gerald Steinberg

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Published by Witwatersand University Press, for Institute for the Study of Man in Africa and Museum of Man and Science in Johannesburg .
Written in English


  • Human evolution.

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StatementArthur G. Steinberg.
SeriesRaymond Dart lectures -- 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 8 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22089955M
ISBN 100854943803

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My prediction is this – before modern medicine has any significant net effect on the genetic health of the human population (and I am not acknowledging that it does, if all factors are taken into consideration), we will have the technology to take control of our own genetic destiny. We will, in effect, take control of our own evolution.   Modern medicine versus human evolution. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand Univ. Press for Institute for the Study of Man in Africa and Museum of Man and Science, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Gerald Steinberg. Medicine is a scientific practice that affects human evolution by contributing to the human niche construction. It is a science which deals with material substrates of disease, from organs to DNA Author: Fabio Zampieri. To be clear, human evolution has not stopped; it is, however, being outpaced by the rapid clip of human initiated changes in our environment. And this asymmetry creates an enormous tension — a clash between the needs of our ancestral design and the degenerative forces of our modern society. 90 percent of all doctor visits today are stress.

Human evolution, the process by which human beings developed on Earth from now-extinct zoologically, we humans are Homo sapiens, a culture-bearing upright-walking species that lives on the ground and very likely first evolved in Africa about , years ago. We are now the only living members of what many zoologists refer to as the human tribe, Hominini, but there is .   Evolution and medicine started an immature romance in the late 19th century that broke up amid violent recriminations in the early 20th century. Thereafter, the relationship remained distant until the partners were reintroduced on a more mature basis by Nesse and Williams’ book, Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine (1). (See ref. 2 for a detailed history.).   Ackerman and Cheverud39 tested the hypotheses of selected versus neutral evolution of human teeth and jaws by comparing various hominid fossil measurements to the expected correlations among relative brain size, tooth size, and jaw size as inferred from modern-day humans, chimpanzees and gorillas, which all have remarkably similar developmental.   Modern medicine's ability to keep us alive makes it tempting to think human evolution may have stopped. Better healthcare disrupts a key driving force of evolution .

  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Evolution of Modern Medicine A Series Of Lectures Delivered At Yale University On The Silliman Foundation In April, Author: William Osler Release Date: Febru [EBook # Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of ne encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of porary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent. Relevance of evolution: medicine by the Understanding Evolution team. A researcher examines a gel used in DNA analysis. Medical science is continually making rapid advances: new medications and treatments are developed and introduced at a rapid pace, but we can better take advantage of these advances by taking evolution into account.   Travel back in time eight million years to explore the roots of the human family tree. Interweaving latest discoveries, maps, and incredible illustrations, Evolution tells the story of our origins and helps us better understand our species, from tree-dwelling primates to modern 21st-century humans. Renowned Dutch paleoartists the Kennis brothers bring our ancestors to life with their Reviews: