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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Carnival of Evolution #62: The Whig History

The latest issue of Carnival of Evolution is hosted by Joachim D, an evolutionary ecologist who blogs at Ecology and Evolution Footnotes. Read: Carnival of Evolution 62: The Whig History .
When it comes to the history of evolutionary theory, a whiggish image could look something like [the figure below]

I leave it to the readers to come up with a female version (including, for example, Maria Sibylla Merian, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard).

Arranging July's posts that I found interesting or entertaining as well as the few submitted by others according to a Whig history of evolutionary theory in the following is purely ornamental and does, of course, not imply any whiggishness on the side of the contributors.

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  1. In the picture, who's the fly supposed to be? Bateson?

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    2. One of the few instances where (IMHO) the remake was better than the original.

      But then I'm a David Cronenberg fan going back to when I first saw Scanners.

    3. Blasphemy, Steve.

      It would be funny to have a picture of Bateson with, e g., eyeballs in the roof of his mouth, or legs for antennae.

    4. Actually, Goldblum as Brundlefly looks very much like a Discovery Institute researcher: a white coat, a strange mask with goggles, and a fake lab backdrop -- you know the style.

    5. Oops, I mean Hedison as the original Fly.

    6. Diogenes,
      found a crayon drawing of Bateson with strange thumbs though (-:

  2. If "Gold", then "-schmidt," not "-blum." :-)