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Archives for September 3, 2006

A Spinal Tap moment…

I don’t know why, but yesterday I was thinking about Spinal Tap. It’s a hilarious movie that I haven’t seen in a while, and I’ve wanted to own the DVD for a while now. Somehow, this thought reminded me of something. Something about the blog. Something that, in my absence and now my return from…

John Wilkins on eugenics and Darwin

John Wilkins over at Evolving Thoughts has posted an excellent brief summary of the history of the eugenics movement. In the process, he makes a strong argument that it was genetics far more than evolution that influenced eugenecists and that the entire eugenics movement was based on the concept that evolution was being thwarted by…