Evolution is a double-edged sword

Here’s some interesting if slightly disheartening news – our bodies are nothing but temporary colonies constructed by our genes as a method of propagating themselves into the next generation, and diseases like cancer are all part of the process. The better we get at treating cancer, the longer we’ll live, and the more at risk of developing cancer our bodies will be – which sounds like a good starting point for arguing a transhumanist agenda. And another blow for those who like to think we humans are the peak end-product of evolution – chimps are actually further evolved than we are. Existential humble pie, anyone?