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  1. Survive in terms of evolution means only getting old enough to be able to reproduce, this is not necessary very long. Adaptation of immune system is unlikely to happen while we have medicine to treat people to prevent them from becoming infected. The same genes perpetuate to the next generation and no significant evolution occurs, unless mass gene editing becomes ethically acceptable and effective. I still maintain that people in the developed world have stopped "evolving" as many medical issues can be overcome. Although it will be interesting to see what effect people having children into older age will do to the genetics of their offspring. I agree that Eugenics is a poisonous subject and I have always noted it interesting that so many people who advocate that certain people have less worth, are not particularly glorious specimens of physical humanity themselves.
  2. Exactly correct. The average journalist and person on the Clapham omnibus has no concept of the vastness of space. Our species will be extinct long before we can work out how to successfully travel a distance as big as that without dying. Buck Rogers and Star Treck is never going to be reality. This planet "Earth" is where the entirety of the story of Homo Sapiens is going to be acted out. From emergence to extinction. We will be very lucky if humans finish up existing one tenth of the duration of the dinosaurs. Most species are but a blink of an eye to this planet.
  3. Our species has evolved in the past, But no longer. For evolution to work we would need only the strong and most healthy people, or those that were the most impressive in terms of leadership, intelligence or other measure to have children. Nowadays with medical advances, people with health problems and lack of fertility can also have children which can be supported by healthcare to maturity. Essentially if everyone can choose to have children, then evolution has stopped.
  4. what Team did you play for ?
  5. The last few posts are very telling. Here is how the far right wing divides the lower classes. It is totally acceptable for people from the elite to be born abroad and settle in the UK, but the working population and poor people are seen as immigrants and required to achieve difficult targets to be allowed to stay A short list of "British" Elites that are not born in the UK; Prince Philip, Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Princess Michael of Kent, Cliff Richard, Spike Milligan, Freddie Mercury, …..
  6. According to sources on twitter he has been arrested again. When I saw him speaking on a video with a microphone I was surprised he didn't have an Irish accent.
  7. There is very little evidence that Humans have become more intelligent over time, indeed there are contemporary findings that Neanderthals may have been capable of higher intelligence than humans as their average brain capacity by volume ratio to bodyweight is thought to be higher than modern humans. The advances you see around you are more to do with our current (and temporary) long peaceful climate on this planet allowing mankind to develop complex technology and culture. The earlier comment about sending human DNA into deep space curated by robots, for replication in other habitable planets, bears no feasible scientific reality. We can't even replicate Dinosaurs or extinct Dodo birds on our own planet. Some of the notions written here are too ridiculous even for someone with the shakiest understanding of Physics and Biology. I suggest some science classes.
  8. Most People have a false sense of how impossible sending humans to another planet is. Basically it would take decades to reach the edge of our solar system with the fastest man made craft ever built. Getting to a suitable planet at another star would take thousands of years and we will all be long gone by then. If it were possible to send humans for a trip that would take 10 years, they would probably not make it due to personal mental torture and possibly radiation poisoning. Humans would definitely deteriorate physically for long periods in space away from Earth.
  9. Well this is obvious. Humans have only lived for a tiny fraction of many of the most successful species.
  10. I don't know what is recently happening with the Royal Mail, I have also noticed a deterioration of their delivery service. Several times recently I have also had mail for the person next door and I am waiting for a college certificate that should have been posted through my door a week ago. I can only imagine that the regular staff have been on their summer holiday and temps have been struggling to catch up.
  11. I find it amusing that this location is being described as "Woodseats". It is closer to Abbeydale or Millhouses. If you look at an A-Z the location is actually Norton Hammer.
  12. I think that road security around big events has become stronger recently due to the risk of terrorist attacks. If there are hundreds of people in crowds walking to a event then the roads are now closed to prevent someone driving a van into the crowd and causing injuries. The level of restriction may depend upon the current threat level. If you go to Sheffield Train station and Doncaster airport, there are now HGV proof traffic bollards to deter similar terrorist incidents that have happened elsewhere in the UK
  13. All aircraft take off and land facing the prevailing wind as it is safer, more controlled and uses less fuel. At the NGH, there is a large windsock to show the wind direction just above ground level and landing lights on all the buildings around. The helicopter will approach the landing station and then wheel around so that it can land facing the prevailing wind.
  14. I understand that in the 1980s?? it used to put on very expensive jazz sessions. Some kind of Sheffield "Ronnie Scotts". I know someone who used to go and he says he used to spend hundreds of pounds there and could not have afforded to go nowadays. I recall it was on several times a week.
  15. If you post the url of the website, then we can give you a technically accurate answer instead of just philosophising about it and creating a thread that runs to 11 pages.
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