- The impact of 'anthropotechnology’ on human evolution
- Volume | Issue number
- 14 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISS)
From the time that they diverged from their common ancestor, chimpanzees and humans have had a very different evolutionary path. It seems obvious that the appearance of culture and technology has increasingly alienated humans from the path of natural selection that has informed chimpanzee evolution. According to philosopher Peter Sloterdijk any type of technology is bound to have genetic effects. But to what extent do genomic comparisons provide evidence for such an impact of ‘anthropotechnology’ on our biological evolution?
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