According to the Collins English dictionary evolution is a gradual
change in the characteristics of a population of animals or plants over
In other words evolution is when things change and adapt to
their surroundings over many years
Are we still
•I am going to investigate if we are
•I will compare the people of today
with the people of the past
•I would like to see how these
changes will affect my future.
Are we getting smarter?
human has to
new skills and
involve a massive
brain change. Our
brains are very
different, in fine
detail, from the
brains of our Our brains are massively
ancestors. re-modelled by the
exposure to the Internet
-but also, by reading,
television, video games,
contemporary music and by
contemporary "tools," etc.
The average IQ in 1900 would have been 50, below the level of retardation.
Obviously our grandparents or great grandparents were not retarded.
The average IQ of the population today is approximately 100.
IQ tests had been increasing about 3 points per decade or
approximately 10 points per generation.
If we compare the inventions of today with the inventions they made
100-200 years ago then yes, we are getting smarter!
If you compare the
scientists of today
who are making
cures to cancer and
many other diseases
to those who had no
answers - then yes
we are getting
Are we getting
Are we getting
In the 1950s if you did
not do well in your
reading and math you
did not move up to the
next year group. Some
people repeated the
same primary year two
These days its not until year 11 that if you fail you might
to three times!!!
have to repeat that year.
If the power went out in a shop or business would we be able to work
without a calculator or computer?
Are Our Bodies Changing?
Average height for a
western European man
With evolution we are getting taller !!!
Obesity is a serious issue facing our society - and the western world -
today. Levels have tripled in the past two decades in England and the
government reports that a fifth of men and a quarter of women are now
obese, with a staggering 24 million adults thought to be overweight or
With evolution how will
Technology change in
•We will talk to
computers not type into •Factories will be run by
them computers and machinery
and will need very little
•We will have houses with
computers and robots who
do everything for us
•We might have virtual
With evolution, if we rely too much on
computers and other technology I believe we
will become a very lazy, over weight and an
With inventions such as
computers and robots
we will do less and less
I believe we are still evolving and our future will be a very
different place to live.
With evolution This is my way of
we have become saying that, we
taller and more need to look out
intelligent but for one another,
with all these watch what we eat
new inventions and the technology
we will get fat, we use. We need
lazy and throw to take care to
away our continue evolving
intelligence. I and living the lives
believe this is we are living now,
what may Also the life expectancy is in so have a happy
happen in the creasing so make the most of and healthy life
future!!! it!!! everyone!!!
I think I will change my
•I will watch less television
•I will get out out and do more things for myself
•I will add up the cost of shopping as I am in the store
and the only time it will be checked is when I pay for it
•And last but not least I will not fall behind in exercise and
will try and not to become over weight and definitely NOT
THANKS FOR WATCHING… BYE!!!
•Collins English Dictionary
•The Charles Darwin biography
•Channel 3 news TVNZ (19th May 2009 – Living longer info)