The Washington Post on the wonderfully real process that is producing us: And the Evolutionary Beat Goes On . . .:
The research offers a fascinating snapshot into how the human genome has continued to change as humans adapted to new circumstances over the past 10,000 years. As people went from hunter-gatherers to agricultural societies, for instance, there is evidence of genetic adaptations to new diseases and diets.
Evolution never stopped. We tend to talk about it in the past tense, but we shouldn’t. Unfortunately, bacteria and viruses evolve a lot faster, so we must depend on medical science to keep us ahead of the bugs that can kill large numbers of us—which suggests that scientifically made technology is a new aspect of our evolutionary equation.