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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

Social Issues ( Be Civil ! )

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…


Sunday Contemplation -- Finding Wisdom -- Charles Darwin

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

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