Lamarcjk is alive and well

Matt Buys BuysMH at PUKNET.PUK.AC.ZA
Wed Jun 8 12:37:15 CDT 2005


After reading Henry Gee's book "In Search of Deep Time" I have become more attuned to misconceptions about evolution that appear in the popular and science press. The latest that has me rather annoyed is the "narrative"  (a la Gee) that Northern European people about 13,000 years ago developed what's now known as Type 1 diabetes to keep from freezing during an ice age. Lamarck is alive and well!


Q: What did the stamen say to the pistil?
A: I like your "style"

Dr. Matt H. Buys
A.P. Goossens Herbarium
School of Environmental Sciences & Development
North-West University
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Potchefstroom 2520
South Africa

Tel: 018 2992507
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