Darwin-L Message Log 3:21 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:21>From TREMONT%UCSFVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU  Tue Nov  2 22:36:11 1993

Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1993 20:33:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Desmond & Moore Darwin Bio
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

On Tue, 02 Nov 1993 13:42:59 -0600 Patricia Princehouse said:

>Myself, I found the book very compelling reading. But I don't know that I
>would recommend it to a person unfamiliar with natural selection and other
>aspects of evolutionary theory lest they misunderstand the more subtle
>points & think politics is the only major force in Biology.

Which subtle points in Darwin's theory aren't political? Presumably,
they are the ones nobody has ever bothered to contest. Which are those?

Elihu M. Gerson
Tremont Research Institute
458 29 Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-285-7837  tremont@ucsfvm.ucsf.edu

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