The Method Section: Evolution on Mars

00:00 – Intro

03:32 – Evolution

07:07 – Possible adaptations

14:36 – The Founder Effect

16:12 – Ending and Outro

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Episode Description

This week in The Method Section, Tom takes a look at what evolution may unfold if humans were to venture into space. Humans have been around for 200,000 years which in terms of species age is quite short. At the moment we don’t understand our own evolutionary history yet but that doesn’t stop us from exploring our evolutionary futures. Lack of gravity increased radiation, and enhanced mutation frequency could be in humanity’s future. Or will we take it into our own hands and edit the genes ourselves?

Music by: Joakim Karud –

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