This is related to this thread:http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=13129, Having split it up for max coverage.
For this side, if humans settled on other planets, They would adapt to the conditions on those planets. The answer to the other thread is vital here.
If there was a large number of people movgin between the planets, passing genes with them, how would this affect evolution? The same with hardly any travel beyond colonization.
11-18-02, 08:55 AM
Who knows. i think the genes that would be favoured would be ones that promoted:long life, efficient body among otheres. Space travel would take a long time so a relatively long life would be needed even for reproduction and the bodies ability to filter out pure oxygen in maybe an atmosphere that did not have much would also be a primary prerequisite(IMO)
11-19-02, 05:04 PM
Of course you would develop thousands of species in less than 10000 years.
Technology might fail for some reason early in the colonies life. Who knows, in some places we might lose sapience.
11-20-02, 04:00 PM
ok. what's the bottom-line discussion here?:bugeye: :confused:
wheter or not humans would adapt (quickly) to changed environment i think.
11-21-02, 01:52 PM
I'm not sure. What it really comes down to is how often different people of different genetics mix and form more variation. Which could be read as, How often will people from one world leave their world to travel, or go to other planets?
I dont think many. So really..if enough isolation goes on, sure, the people would become adapted to their home planet.
Would they adapt to the point where they are not genetically compatible with people from other planets?
There were two scenarios: slow, reletively expensive travel, and fast, cheap travel. How would this speed factor affect the diaspora?
11-25-02, 04:42 PM
I am a firm believer in the speed of light.
I also think if any 2 groups of humans are separated and inbred for a couple thousand generations they will be incompatable.