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In a thinking mood, I was wondering if the human species has changed since they have first become homo sapiens sapiens.

I asked myself this question because I was thinking about how we will evolve next.

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Do you mean in genetic sense or physiological sense or both? and what do you consider as change i.e. to what extent does evolution have to occur before it amounts to a change in your definition. Evolution depends on genetic and environmental factors so it is highly dependent on many factors and this question can have a highly speculative and subjective responses! – Bez Jul 29 '14 at 21:14
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We continue to evolve all the time:

Homo sapiens sapiens is over 100,000 years old and we have changed in many ways since then, as noted in the above NPR article!

I'm not sure we can say there is a "first" homo sapiens sapiens -- the change from one species to another is gradual. You may know that mixing red and blue gives purple, but at what points do we officially have red, purple, or blue when mixing different levels of red and blue?

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An additional question is, are we evolving in a positive or negative way stronger vs weaker. – Vinozio Jul 30 '14 at 6:37
Well, it doesn't matter to evolution as long as we reproduce more. Hence Idiocracy. As to whether there's a "first" homo sapiens sapiens -- it depends on your view of our evolutionary history. If you agree with Out of Africa, probably a group of them. If not, then you likely think Homo erectus slowly changed into Homo sapiens through propagation of traits. – Henry Gong Aug 1 '14 at 16:49

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