Daily Archives: October 25, 2007

Human Species May Split in Half

This was on the BBC News RSS feed and I only saw it yesterday. Seeing that my name was inspired by Lenina Crowne, the female protagonist in Huxley’s Brave New World, I thought I post this fantastic imagination:

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge…

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the “underclass” humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

I guess we’ll have the Alphas and the Epsilons out of Brave New World left, and nothing in between. Lenina Crowne, of course, was a Beta – though I am not 😛