Lamarcjk is alive and well

John Grehan jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Wed Jun 8 08:07:56 CDT 2005


I sometimes think that evolution in this form (natural selection
fantasies that verge on mysticism)is little better, if better at all,
than creationism and I sometimes wonder whether school students would be
better off with no evolution education in schools at all.

John Grehan

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> 
> Hi
> 
> 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!
> 
> M.
> 
> 
> 
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