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Darwin-L Message Log 5:143 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<5:143>From ALVARD@DICKINSON.EDU  Tue Jan 25 21:47:52 1994

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 94 22:53:47 est
From: Michael Alvard <ALVARD@dickinson.edu>
To: DARWIN-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: 'fitness'

I suppose Dave Rindos' posting was in reference to mine.  Yes, I understand
for selection to work and evolution to take place there must be genetic
variability. I was *not* implying that underdeveloped countries are
underdeveloped because of the genes of the people living there.  I was trying
to make the point that technology, development and 'progress' does not
necessarily imply some biological superiority.

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