208 years ago last February Charles Darwin was born. He is, of course, famous for publishing “The Origin of the Species” in which he put forward the theory
of evolution by natural selection. This simply put, said that a species adapts to its environment and the most successful adaptation gets passed down
the generations to enable the species to thrive. As the environment changes, so the species evolve to its surroundings. Of course this takes generations and lots of time but then, the environment takes a long time to change. Or does it?
The Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions mean that the human species has rapidly changed parts of its environment. This rapid change has not allowed
our bodies to evolve, rather we are forcing ourselves to exist in an environment we were not wholly designed for. This can cause us all sorts of issues.
Especially in the west, we are