I think we have an inaccurate view of evolution, as if it is some sort of static process that slowly creeps forward over millions of years. Consider the idea that not only do we evolve over time, but that our evolution becomes more efficient, and therefore speeds up, over time. Not only do we evolve, but our ability to evolve evolves as well. This is evidenced enough by the rapid progression that defines human history. This time period, perhaps, represents a significant leap forward in our evolution, where we break free of the models that have defined animal evolution on this planet up till this point in time, and break into a hyper-evolution that is more individual in its nature, allowing for individual freedom in his/her own evolution, without requiring the dying off of others who do not evolve in the same way.