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The Great Man Theory of Leadership

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Great leaders are born, not made”? This quote sums up the basic tenant of the great man theory of leadership, which suggests that the capacity for leadership is inborn. 405 more words

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"A Troublesome Inheritance" - III -- the first two chapters

Most scientific types I’ve known aren’t terribly interested in history (even of their own fields). The first two chapters of Wade’s book (to p. 38) are mostly about the history of the concept of race, and worth reading. 337 more words

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70. Survival of the Fittest

Pat: Did you know that with “Survival of the Fittest” Darwin actually meant “best adapted to the environment” and not “strongest”?
Peter: Now that you mention it…