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Crakers, the peak of human evolution?

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After reading Oryx and Crake, it seems to me that this is how our world will eventually be. For many years, everyone have had their own personal problems and how much of an impact it had on their lives. These problems such as depression, addiction, drugs and much more have ruined a lot of people lives. In the novel, that is what Crake is saying. For example, he claims that jealousy is stupid and shouldn’t be something that human should be experiencing. Thereafter, he created the Crakers which are supposed to be the “best” state of a human and the perfect one. As I finished the book and realized that Jimmy will probably just kill off the other human beings, I thought to myself that there will be no more evolution after everyone dies. The Crakers will be left and that’s it. Humans that are similar to robots and do not feel any emotions. Are they the perfect humans? They’re created by Crake, a smart individual, but was he smart enough to the point where he knew that human couldn’t evolve more? In other words, did he predict that the Crakers would be the peak of human evolution? Personally, I think not. As of today, scientists are studying and are seeking for a better future for the future generations. Therefore, in order to do so, there is a lot of failed projects that are contributing to the better of society and if there’s no mistake, there’s no evolution. How would we know that something is wrong unless we tried it before? I think we can all agree on this. With that being said, going back to the Crakers, if they’re the “perfect” human, there won’t be any errors and there’ll be no evolution in my opinion. Since the Crakers are so systematic and perfectionist, creative ideas won’t come to mind and they won’t be looking to doing any projects for a better future.  In sum, if that’s the peak of human evolution, then I believe our future lives will be very systematic with no emotions involved.

I, personally, think that humans will keep evolving as long as we’re all creative and aren’t afraid to fail in our projects. Ever since I was a kid, I still believe one day, we’ll be able to fly and even today, I still believe that day will eventually come as there’s always evolution in life. Here’s an article as to why failure leads to success.



One thought on “Crakers, the peak of human evolution?

  1. Very interesting topic. I might have the opposite opinion. What I think, is Crackers wouldn’t always keep the way that when Crake made them. I think if we look back to the history of human evolution, we must have been at some point in time pure, simple, don’t like to destroy the environment, etc. Maybe it happened when the language has not been created, or when our intelligence has not been developed like today. I believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution, for Crakers, they wouldn’t stop to evolute. I think they are not the future us, but could be considered as the former us. In addition, just think the differences between human and ancient ape-man, if we can evolve from an ape-man, I think it could be much easier for Crakers to evolve to the present human.


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