I spent last Saturday evening over at Cold Spring Harbor lab with a bunch of geneticists. One of them, a self-described conservative, said something like this:
"Biology takes it from the Right and the Left. On the Right we get these 'Intelligent Design' nuisances telling us that one of our most basic investigative tools, evolutionary theory, is all hogwash. On the Left we have these fanatics saying that human evolution couldn't possibly have produced any significant group differences, when of course we all know it did. It's a wonder we get any actual science done."
Friday, November 04, 2005
And another thing, says John Derbyshire: