A tax-funded professor at University of Washington is now predicting that Donald Trump’s presidency will create trauma on such a scale that it will permanently change human DNA.
WU scientist Peter Ward offered his prediction at Monday’s “Gizmodo” conference as 1 of 7 evolutionary biologists answering the burning question: “Can Superhuman Mutants Be Living Among Us?”
Pretty far from politics, don’t you think? But like any good liberal, he could find an excuse to get a dig in on a Republican president.
We’re finding more and more that, for instance, people who have gone through combat, or women who have been abused — when you have these horrendous episodes in life, it causes permanent change, which is then passed on to your kids,” Ward claimed.
These individual genetic changes add up to trigger “huge evolutionary change,” he continued. Then the coup de grace:
“On a larger scale, the amount of stress that Americans are going through now, because of Trump — there is going to be an evolutionary consequence,” said Ward.