(The creationists are going to love this!)
From the BBC (tho’ note that the research was carried out for the dodgy satellite channel Bravo – make of that what you will):
Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years’ time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.
The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said – before a decline due to dependence on technology.
People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.
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.
Evolutionary theory says that species become differentiated when two populations are separated by environmental factors. This could lead to the first instance of it happening because two populations just choose not to interbreed.
Are you Eloi or Morlock?