Stranger Fruit

A precious historical find

Amazing letter from Charles Darwin to Klara Pölzl, one that likely to change Darwin scholarship for the future. Written in 1881, a year before his death, Darwin could clearly see the vast implications of his life’s work for Twentieth century thought. I’m going to have to take some time to digest this before I comment.


  1. #1 James F
    August 11, 2008

    Somebody call Ben Stein!

  2. #2 MrMarkAZ
    August 11, 2008

    P.S.: Enclosed please find a check for £100 to finance the Super-Secret Committee to Expel Intelligent Design from the Universities and to Persecute Ben Stein.

  3. #3 numi
    August 11, 2008

    What does it say about the merits of your anti-science position that you must fabricate obvious fictions in order to uh, what the hell is this crap about anyway? Satire?

  4. #4 shonny
    August 12, 2008

    Two easy ways to respond to a joke:

    You think funny joke = Laugh
    You think not funny joke = Ignore

    Problems with that? Then have a look in a mirror, and write with lipstick across your reflection: DICKHEAD

  5. #5 Bob O'H
    August 12, 2008

    Mr. Darwin himself has already digested this, and has a good idea:

    Perhaps I should have sent Frau Hitler a hardback copy, with the earnest recommendation that she use it to pound Herr Hitler (senior’s) reproductive organs black and blue daily between June and August 1888.

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