New Discovery: The Human Species is Still Evolving

The generally accepted idea among scientists is that the human species evolved from certain ancestors. As hundreds of thousands of years passed, humans developed various characteristics for making their organisms more adapted to the environment. Pretty much the same principle applies for all mammals. But this process may not be fully done, according to a recent study of researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University from Australia.

The discovery shows that an artery that runs down the center of the forearms while humans are still in the womb can still remain there for some people as they become adults.

Extra channel of vascular tissue located under the wrist of more adults than before

Teghan Lucas, an anatomist from the Flinders University, explains why the new study can be reliable:

“Since the 18th century, anatomists have been studying the prevalence of this artery in adults and our study shows it’s clearly increasing,

“The prevalence was around 10 percent in people born in the mid-1880s compared to 30 percent in those born in the late 20th century, so that’s a significant increase in a fairly short period of time, when it comes to evolution.”

This research was published in the Journal of Anatomy here:

The earliest form of humans dated back about six million years ago. The modern humans as ourselves and everyone among us only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Civilization as we all know it is about six millennia old, while industrialization began in earnest during the eighteenth century.

The claim that the human race is still under development is triggering an even higher curiosity and interest from a scientific point of view. We can only wait with high expectations for new future discoveries in the field, as they will surely come.

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