Monday, July 21, 2008


The idea in the following story (supplied by Elf Hellion) that humanity will, over next millennium, divide into Herbert George Wells' Eloi and Morlocks poses a couple of problems for the Doc who sprawls discontentedly. For a start, I kinda figured humanity was already devolving into 500 lb snack-gorging Fox-watchers, and those of still capable of at least minimal reason and empathy. There’s also the fact that, on a bad day, I can hardly believe the human race will survive past lunchtime.

“Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said. Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge. The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.
People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.
The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.”
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And also check out this little web-gem!

CRYPTIQUE -- Pity the class that cannot struggle.

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Anonymous said...

The Time Machine was nothing but Victorian Brit elitism.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll divide into those who comment and those who just read.

Löst Jimmy said...

Never mind physical changes, the world is already divided along the Have and the Have-nots.

Actually, I have just noticed that the 'learned' report was undertaken for the TV channel Bravo.....says it all really

ib said...

Oliver Goebbels, did you say ?

Where have I heard this theory on uberclass and untermensch before, I wonder ?

Fucking nonsense.

Moreover, if it was simply down to naturally elected selection, it would have occurred millennia ago. This kind of jackboot shit just makes me angry.

Lyle Hopwood said...

You don't need to bother with the class analysis. It isn't even decent population genetics. It reminds me of one of those Viz Comic 'articles'. Here's one I copied from Viz. See if you can tell the difference.

Moscow on AIDS elephant alert: Kremlin chiefs could be set to deny rumours of a radioactive elephant disaster in the Soviet Union in which thousands could already have been killed. Elephants, originally escaped from a zoo, could have bred in the wild, and mutated due to fall-out from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Thousands of these AIDS infected ferocious 'super elephants', bullet proof due to radioactivity, are probably already at large in the sewers of many Soviet cities.