Spyderdan: ***New member's proposition(a really long post -_- , bare with me)*** I just read the Mouse's Topic about evolution and probably should have posted an actual reply in that topic, but I figured I'd make a ballsy attempt at my own topic because what I say is a little different. Plus I'm new and this way maybe I could get feedback from people around the whole forum. And not really to get attention, but to see if anyone can comment. Here goes. I think, as a species we'll evolve to have no specific race. I mean think about it, the dark skin because of the hot sun. Eskimo's find thicker women atractive, because they need to breed for the cold, etc. etc.. All of this happened for a reason, so the species will survive against the elements in its own environment. Now all of these things are irrelevant so we won't need to actually worry (not literally) about these things. I say this as a collective subconscience evolutionary effort of course. Before we can think of a million years from now (so long as no major disasters occur that we can't rebound from) and how humans will look, act, how smart they will evolve to be, etc., look at what's happening now. I agree, there is so much inter-breeding, that's true. And not only that, there are no boundaries, whereas before the Native Americans at one point didn't dream of being in contact with any other race until the Spanish came along. Now, there's the internet and an unabated ability to be anywhere in the world at whim(modern travel capabilities), an unabated ability to learn from other cultures and lands (a safari in Tanzania is jammed with tourists from all over more so than even 50 years ago). The average Joe will not stay in his hometown his whole life like before. Maybe before, people didn't understand each other because of boundaries. People have their own set beliefs and they tend to counteract with another's. There has never been a war fought between right and wrong, just two rights. The Christians and the Muslims both beleived in the one true "god", they were both "right" hence the bloody Crusades. What a waste. But modern days people may be opening their eyes because they kind of have to with all cultures starting to jumble together. So, what we may have here is the species just naturally gearing toward a one specific race, because of the mingling of all these races. Now, I'm ignorant but isn't it true that pop icons from one country (i.e. America) are worshipped all over the world (Hasselhoff in Germany; American and English rock star hairstyles on posters in a barbershop in Japan?). This is just one example. Its not done consciously at all. There can be no Hitler to try to find one specific super-race, that doesn't work, nature will eventually do this whether anyone likes it or not. I'm not even saying that any one person's attributes nowadays is better than anyone else's. Trust me I agree we are all unique, I'm just saying nature "decided" to make all Asians a specific "look" for a reason and whatnot, but soon there will be no "look," there is no need for it. A better way of putting it, is all of the races will sort of combine and the one race will have features from all. When the brain evolved to think about making that spear, defending against the tiger and using its skins, the body evolved to not need as much hair on the body. Now that people of all colors are living, and reproducing in all cultures and geographic areas, and technology is headed towards making things such as the elements almost totally insignificant, do you really think the body will really need these primitive bodily survival measures (skin color)? If we survive, (and the only thing, the ONLY thing that will kill us off is something like a meteor or other great natural disaster that happens quicker than our brains and technological advances can react to) some years in the future, there will be one race, one people, one government, one currency, one color, one language, one set of traits, formed not built, through trial and error selections and genetics or what have you. Not for what you or I could call "the better good" but what nature "chooses" to be the only good, the way it is. We are changing against our will, and we will only see the beginnings of all this in our lifetimes, but the human race is hardwired to reproduce and survive. Culture is important, but its the basic human brain that's really important. If you gave me any credability so far (thanks for reading so far) I'll probably lose some if not all by saying I think eventually, millions of years from now nature will realize we don't even need bodies anymore. How's that for OUT THERE? We'll just be cosmic entities, no one will care or even know that once there were color issues, etc. No one will have an inkling of an idea there were ever issues or support groups for penis size, or breast cancer. Sex will be mental, you will feel orgasm the same way, and aw shit, sorry folks this is getting too outer limits. Maybe its speculation or just wishful thinking. To sum it up, this post was about one of my opinions of what may happen, and how race should not be an issue, and humans have always pulled through the tough times. With every new advance comes some harm, but then a new advance rebounds and we become even smarter (i.e.- fire gave warmth and light and cooked food, but then people were burned, but then we got smart and warned about fire, put up sticks to block the fire, etc.etc.) We've rebounded from previous problems (influenza [now look at it], etc.) and will ALWAYS survive and come back no matter what the problem is (AIDS, we will, etc. etc.) We'll evolve for the better or die trying. We will survive. "At first I was afraid, I was terrified......." sorry. Now I'm definately rambling. Anyway, I know there are other posts about evolution, and maybe people said the same thing, well sorry maybe i didn't read that post. Here's just my opinion I will admit right now I probably don't know what I'm talking about, or even much about the subject at all. I just hope someone will comment. Hey we're all entitled. Members out there, please shoot this idea down if you will, I will gladly accept criticism. Just don't attack me, because I mean you no harm. Anyway, Back to the basics Spyder-D P.S.-Phew, that was painful. Sorry for the length and if it was all over the place P.P.S.- You may say as people seek out the best gene to reproduce, and maybe nature does that anyway, I say my dad was adopted and knows who his mother is. The father although is completely unknown. So, maybe his biological mother got horny and just fucked some sailor in port. No searching, or maybe even no attraction whatsoever, just spontaneous oppurtunity, got knocked up, here he is, here I am. Couldn't all this just be totally random?