For human beings, they can evolve into what they are today. It can be said that many people think that human beings have no room for evolution and have reached a peak state. However, the main theory in the theory of evolution is that environmental selection is the main driving force of biological evolution. And there are so many creatures on the earth, the richness of species is so diverse, but now only humans have developed and presented today’s intelligent creatures, so is it possible for other creatures to evolve further? Some time ago, some studies showed that the IQ of rats is getting higher and higher, which may have a very big relationship with human behavior.
Animals like mice are often disgusted by people in their lives, but in fact the genetic similarity between mice and humans is very high. They are small in size, reproduce very fast, and respond very sensitively. In fact, they are also very smart. In the most recent period, German scientists have conducted research on mice and published the research in the journal Animal Behavior. The researchers caught 31 voles in the wild, 14 of which came from the bustling streets of Berlin. The other 17 were from the countryside.
Scientists put them in different cages. The cages are made of Lego houses with food in them, and these mice need to try their best to open the door to eat the food inside. The final result showed that the success rate of mice living in cities that often interact with humans was as high as 77%, while that of mice living in rural areas was 52%. In another set of experiments, they replaced the closed room with a plastic box, and finally found that the rats living in urban areas seemed to be more capable of solving problems. It can be seen that these rats are indeed very smart, which is at least better than those living Rats in the countryside are much more alert.
The reason for this is also very easy to explain, because the rats living in the city are affected by human behavior. Because they often deal with humans, and the food is very difficult, and they also have to avoid the pursuit of humans, they will gradually become more confidential. If it takes too long to solve a problem, they will run away if it is not cost-effective. , And even give up when it feels dangerous to approach. But the mice living in the countryside lack some life experience. They are relatively clumsy. And because the living environment is relatively comfortable, they will have better patience.
Such an experimental result shows that the mice in the city are smarter, but in fact, from the perspective of biological evolution, external factors, especially human behavior, will still have a greater impact on biological evolution, precisely because of some of humans. The behavior makes these mice slowly and continuously evolve and become so smart. In fact, this point coincides with human beings. Human ancestors also changed their lifestyles in order to survive due to the influence of climate and environment, which made their own brains evolve rapidly. Eventually, the brain volume reached 750ml, which became what it is today Intelligent creatures, it can be seen that rats are also the same. Because the rats in the city are under great pressure to survive and compete, they can only allow themselves to evolve and become so smart.
Will there be a super mouse?
It can be seen that in order to survive better, mice like this part can only adapt themselves to the environment and continue to evolve. So will one day be stimulated by human behavior, these mice will have genetic mutations and become intelligent creatures or super mice? In fact, many researchers believe that this view is that mice and humans have a genetic similarity of 85% to 90%. If there are sufficient conditions, they may become so smart. Some scientists have proposed putting mice on another planet for experiments to see if they will evolve into intelligent creatures, but in fact this is still relatively difficult to achieve. Moreover, everyone should know that mice are also a kind of mammals. All mammals on the earth have the same ancestor more than 100 million years ago. Therefore, there is no magic in the high degree of genetic similarity.
On the whole, these mice have become more intelligent, which is also due to the influence of human behavior. There may be some scientists who will try to modify mouse genes to turn them into intelligent creatures, but this seems difficult to achieve.