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Asked by thepaleone to DJ, Kyler, Mia, Mick, Peter on 27 Aug 2013.
Keywords: evolution, mutations, sci-fi
Not to any similar extent to the movies. There are some special humans out there that are fast, strong, tall, brave etc but nothing like the powers x-men have.
I don’t think so. The movies make stuff up – great story telling, but not very realistic.
Most mutations are actually harmful to the organism that they affect. For example, in some ways cancer is just a mutation of the normal cells in the body that don’t stop growing and spreading. The few mutations that are helpful, however, might eventually allow humans to have different capabilities, in the same way that evolution has produced sea creatures, flying creatures, land mammals, and everything inbetween. But that whole process took many millions of years, so if humans continue to evolve, at some point we probably wouldn’t consider them “human” anymore. And that sort of thing almost certainly won’t happen in just one generation, like it does with the X-Men.
On top of the X-Men style mutations that don’t follow what we know about the laws of genetics, many of the “super-powers” that they have violate the laws of physics as well — which is too bad, because I’d love to be able to control the weather like Storm or teleport like Nightcrawler.
You might want to watch ABS 2 at 7:30 on Saturday night. There are some people out there with unusual “abilities” if that programme is to be believed.
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