Agent I – Yetis, Human Speciation, and the future of Space Exploration

The Ramblings of the Loonephants

Not many thousands of years ago, Homo Sapiens shared the world with at least two other sentient species. I would contend that we still do, of course, but that’s a discussion for another day. And it’s my guess that within a few centuries, even if we limit ‘people’ to include descendants of H. Sapiens, there will be many Many new and strange kinds of people walking (or swimming or flying) around with us.

The reasons for this are pretty simple. The first is space colonization. It’s been one of humanities fondest ambitions to settle entirely new worlds, and we are right on the edge of having the technology to finally pull it off. That, in the long run, is almost certainly going to lead to new, human descended species. Small initial populations lead to, for want of a better word, sampling bias. Any colony will not be representative of the…

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