Mutation of living things

Mutation of living things
Perhaps you will agree that living things keep on mutating. The mutation may be positive or negative but definitely living things on earth are continuosly changing. In the Bible, there was mention of giants that came from the union of man and angels. I believe that those giants are real giants although its origin as per the account in the Bible was just symbolic. And maybe those giants have mingled with normal people so we now can see the result – there are people who are 7 footers. With evolution, it takes not just centuries but thousands of years. So maybe the obvious changes that we see in living things are caused not by evolution but by mutations. And the mutation is a direct result of the pollution that we have now. Isn’t it scary to think what kind of mutations we will see 10 years from now?


I think that it's already on its course because as I read last, the world is having ozone layer depletion problem and if this continues at this rate without anything being done to correct it or reduce the regression late to the stability of the ozone layer, I would not be surprised that in no distant time we would be experiencing and witnessing abnormalities in the human body structure and even from the ones that are yet to be born.

Negative mutation is not good in any way and I really hope the world don't keep having such occurrences but have positive ones especially in our agricultural sectors as it would help make living better and feeding very much good.
Posted by Heatman on 09-29-2017
Yes right now we are experiencing negative effects of mutation like the other sea creature I believe that there are thousands of sea creature are not yet been discovered because they are living in very deepest sea but right now I have seen news that many of them are dying and it is due to climate changes. Earthquake , typhoon , an sometimes undetectable signs of super storm and that is affecting the living creatures. And also we as human due to chemical preservatives intake in our body it can cause as harm because of the process food.
Posted by tophew on 09-29-2017
Yeah its scaring that some weird things may happen to living things because of mutation. Negative mutation is scary and we really hope that well only get positive to help in our everyday life.
Posted by jayken on 09-29-2017
Talk about weird science! Well, I think genetic mutations have always happened so it is not highly unusual. However, they may be on the rise. These are just some of the things that seem to happen in today's world.
Posted by kgord on 09-29-2017
Yeah, it is scary to think about it. Even if I compare the bugs and insects that I have seen in my childhood versus now, it is shocking.

All of the animals have become way different and most of them far more dangerous and toxic. We also keep discovering many new mutated species every day so god knows what we will be living with ten years from now.
Posted by Mehano on 09-29-2017
I believe that natural things are constantly evolving and mutating due to their environments being in constant flux and their environments being destroyed or altered by human actions and our constant manipulation of natural resources. For example, when the nuclear plant malfunctioned in Chernobyl, there were lots of reports yeas afterwords of plant and animal mutations in that area which were monstrous and disturbing. Either way, nature attempts to evolve, depending on the species, in order to create more and more successful surviving species with better adaptations and alterations in biology based upon extenuating circumstances. On the other hand, many species do not evolve, and we see species becoming extinct every day at an alarming rate.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-29-2017
Maybe not so scary to see the mutations we will see in 10 years, but maybe a bit longer. I think by the time anything significant changes with the anatomy or DNA of human beings, no one who knew what actually changed will be there to see it. Mutation in the way that it commonly happens isn't all that scary. With humans, things like the appendix and the tailbone aren't that scary.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-29-2017
Well taking in from your own post. According to the Quran, the Adam and Eve used to hundreds of feet taller. All the human beings are their kids who did wrong one after the other. because of this wrongdoing, Humans got smaller and smaller in size. Now, this is a mutation based on religious texts and facts. Coming to the scientific part of mutation. Yes, it does occur but over a prolonged period of time. For example, it commonly is known that some types of snakes used to be lizards. They lost feets due to mutations as they never used the feet. So, yes mutation is a common phenomenon occuring over hundreds of years.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-29-2017
They have made movies and documentaries about mutations and I have seen some weird things on the news. Quite frankly when I think of all the obstacles that exist in our human lifetime from the natural disasters to the airborne diseases and even how our planet and islands were formed, I am of the conclusion that it is nothing short of a miracle that we are still in existence. We have cosmic disturbances from space, we have planetary disturbances, we have social and economical disturbances among ourselves. Yet still here we are living day after day some of which are happier than others. I think sometimes as a balance in nature the good mutations cancel out the bad ones. Perhaps in the near future we will mutate in a good way as a result of our changing planet, maybe we will get to see a few superheroes within ourselves as a result!
Posted by Joteque on 09-29-2017
I hear what you are saying here! What people should really be scared about is the evolution of viruses. Now THAT is scary. They mutate and get inside of us and become a part of our DNA. What is more insidious as a mutation than that?
Posted by JoeMilford on 10-01-2017
I think same too about this mutation. I see a lot of giant humans,very huge and you know that the Bible is correct about mutation that it can't be just evolution. I wonder same what would really be the outcome in years to come.
Posted by lovely on 09-29-2017
This post of yours makes me think about those science fiction movies about genetic mutation. I have to agree that things are no longer the same as they used to be. People of the past were much healthier and this is depicted by the ageing population in many countries. Unfortunately nowadays many people have a sedentary lifestyle and consume lots of genetically modified foods and the only thing that we can expect from this is negative mutation.
Posted by Pixie on 09-30-2017
Evolution is very interesting subject. And how animals mutate and how they change the lineage and branch out. That's another thing to learn in due process too. I guess we have to learn to understand this process as well. I think if you compare the mutation over the year. It has made some animals look really beautiful. And one can surely see over the period of time we have lot of life to experience.
Posted by overcast on 09-30-2017
Mutations have always happened and I think it's a natural form of evolution. Living creatures will change depending on their surroundings and where they live. I've always loved mutation and I look at them as a metaphoric thing. Just like life and where we live can shape us into what we are, animals will change depending on what they need to do in order to survive. I don't think negative mutations will happen though.
Posted by Tania997 on 09-30-2017
I do agree, all started to have a mutation, animals, humans the marine life, etc. I guess this is because of pollution and the chemicals spilled into the rivers, lakes or sea, the food contains chemicals, our land is full with fertilizers....the cancer is killing us, our kids get born with more fingers or heads, more or fewer organs. This is not normal and we should take action and stop polluting our earth!
Posted by wallet on 09-30-2017
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Its scary. I have seen some animals, insects, marine life mutation in some documentary. A snake having feet and some fishes. A human having two different eye color. I think mutations is normal this the nature way adapt climate change. What is scary is some viruses and diseases mutate and became resistant in antibiotics and treatment and won't easily die.
Posted by rose thornes on 10-03-2017
I thought that mutation only exist in cartoon series ! It is scary that humans are changing the real facts of animals into crazy mutation that are not acceptable in the environment. Imagine how do these animals behave in their own species when they are extra limbs which are abnormal for them to survive. It is cruel.
Posted by peachpurple on 10-03-2017
Like the author stated mutations take millions of years to show any significant signs. So I don't think that it is something we will see in our lifetime. Maybe a few generations from our things will be radically different but I don't think we'll be here to witness it.
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-03-2017
The human species is constantly changing. From the first unicellular organism to the homo sapiens, human beings take taken a long way of evolution. And homo sapiens are continuously evolving. However, I don't buy the theories of patients, even though people are taller than they used to be hundreds of years ago.
Posted by vinaya on 10-05-2017
I agree that ass time goes ahead we have to adopt. And we have to move on. And though we can't save some species. We can atleast try to find ways for the mutation of few species so that they can adopt to the new environment changes that are around. I am sure that way many people learn about keeping the nature alive.
Posted by overcast on 10-18-2018
Living things will continue to multiply either by mutation or through other means , that is why the world needs to reduce the rate of pollution so that it will not have an adverse effect on the reproduction of humans and other living things.
Posted by babyright on 10-06-2017
Well, I don't really think we will be seeing any more of the type of mutation we saw on the past, I mean with reference with the bible, in per giants forms. But the type of mutations we will be seeing in future is the type of mutation geared by the retarded nature of some people. I mean in terms of human and animal relationship. God help us.
Posted by Authord on 10-06-2017
I think living things mutating and becoming deformed in the future is something that we should be concerned about. It really directly connects to how we treat our planet overall.
Posted by NickJ on 12-18-2017
I guess one of the genetic mutations I think about is Mothman in West Virginia. Alot of people saw this giant moth flying creature around and it actually killed some pets. It was somehow hybridized or mutinized supposedly from a munitions r plant that was nearby. I mean yes, it seemsed like it happend.. there were enough witnesses..but is it likely to happen again probably not..vey strange.
Posted by kgord on 01-10-2018
Ever since there has been life on the planet, there have been genetic mutations. It may not take place very quickly, and may not be for the better, but they have always occurred. It is how species evolved and adapted to their surroundings, their predators, fooling their prey, and so on.

These days many mutations in species around the world are due to the havoc we have wreaked on the environment. Some adaptations allow organisms to thrive in climates they aren't ordinarily found in, some have been negatively impacted due to chemicals, and others yet by changes in temperature.

Of course things are going to continue to mutate in the future. They always have. Depending on the damage we continue to do to the planet, there may be increases in birth defects in creatures. Some of those may be passed on to their offspring assuming it is capable of reproduction, and it can survive in its surroundings. Once that starts happening, even if the planet were to suddenly be in pristine, uncontaminated condition, those mutations could still be passed on, though nature would probably make selection of the unaffected beings (assuming they are stronger) more favourable, and eventually the deformed creatures would no longer be around.
Posted by Rmarsh1984 on 02-17-2018
Our genes as well as the genes of all living things are constantly mutating and evolving there are internal reasons as to why this is happening like hereditary factors. There are also external factors that affect and causes mutation like the unhealthy food we eat, radiation and toxins.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 06-04-2018
You mention it being scary to imagine the mutations we’d see 10 years from now, but the fact is that 10 years is an incredibly short period of time to have any significant impact on a species as a whole. Sure, you might see a mutation here and there, but those are just anomalies that regularly occur. In order for us to see a species-wide mutation, it would take hundreds, if not thousands of years to come to fruition. Evolution takes a long, long time.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-26-2018
I agree that evolution takes not just hundreds of years but thousands of years. But we are talking of mutation and not evolution. If you haven’t read the mutation of some creatures in the area in Japan where the nuclear leak happened, you will realize that mutation takes a shorter time than what we think. And mutation in this modern time is not natural but brought about by chemical reactions that were created by man.
Posted by Corzhens on 08-18-2018
Mutation takes less years than evolution. mutation is manipulation of the nature. Evolution is like natural and slow. Like monkeys evolving to speaking monkeys etc and so on. It may take years but if you make monkeys as it is to talk with help of chemicals. That is manipulation of the nature. So that's mutation.
Posted by overcast on 10-18-2018
I disagree. It's true that giants by your definition exit among men. In fact, it's called Gigantism caused by over-production of growth hormone. However, the number of people with this disorder should be declining because of 2 reasons.

First, people with the disorder is less likely to reproduce, thus, passing on their genes that could cause the disorder. Many of these unfortunate persons are suffering multiple health problems.

Second, we are getting better at dealing with it. Controlling growth hormone since birth and other scientific researchs are being performed trying to fix the disorder.

Of course pollutions could cause mutation. But mutation happens even without pollutions as well. It shouldn't be scary in 10 years because the scientific method is helping us getting better at fixing pollution issues as well as the unwanted mutations.
Posted by nongnurix on 12-14-2018